Monday, 19 April 2010

Script to alter Computername in a SCCM Task Sequence.

If you need to change the name of a computer based on a pre-configured variable, this should help you to accomplish the task.

Download script from SkyDrive

To use the script, simply run it from a SCCM Task Sequence (Run Command Line f.ex) with the following string:
Cscript "pathtoscript"\NewComputerName.vbs /N:%VariableName%

If you wish to query the user for input, I suggest using OSD++, if you run OSD++ with the following XML,
the user can input a computer name and the input is stored in a SCCM Task Sequence called NewComputerName.


To use this input with the script, run the script with this string:
Cscript "pathtoscript"\NewComputerName.vbs /N:%NewComputerName%

Side note:
You can actually set the OSDComputerName Variable right in OSD++,
the reason I'm not doing so will become clear in a later post that is under construction.
-Alex

5 comments:

  1. I have tried to add this logic to a "Install OS" task sequence.

    I've put OSDplusplus.exe in commandline task followed immediately by "cscript..." etc - These are both in the "Setup Operating System" section.

    While I get prompted for the computer name, the vbScript isn't actually doing the re-naming...

    What am I missing? Do I need to be placing these earlier in the task sequence?

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  2. The variable must be placed prior to the OSD being deployed as it changes the unattended information that SCCM uses

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