Login Window Profile: Set computer name to computer record name

dstranathan
Valued Contributor II

What "computer record" is this Login Window Profile Payload referring to? A JAMF computer record? An LDAP computer record?

Does this Profile payload also set the computer's host name and local host name to match the computer record name, too?

How does this Profile Payload differ from the Policy Maintenance Payload > Reset Computer Names > "Change the computer names on computers to match the computer names in the JSS"?

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mscottblake
Valued Contributor

It is referring to the JSS name. The difference is that it is managed and cannot be changed as long as the profile is installed.

Brad_G
Contributor II

Make sure you test that option in the configuration profile before mass deployment. There was a defect in a previous version of the JSS that changed the computer name to "localhost". Having a few hundred devices with the same name in the JSS caused us some grief.

jon_verret
New Contributor II
Posted: 2/27/16 at 11:01 PM by mscottblake It is referring to the JSS name. The difference is that it is managed and cannot be changed as long as the profile is installed.

Does this mean the name cannot be altered by self service policies or terminal commands at all?

mscottblake
Valued Contributor

@jon.verret It's been a while since I used it, but I do believe that's right. As long as the profile is installed, the name becomes read-only.

Someone correct me if that's no longer the case.

j_meister
Contributor

dstranathan asked:

How does this Profile Payload differ from the Policy Maintenance Payload > Reset Computer Names > "Change the computer names on computers to match the computer names in the JSS"?

Any ideas on that? I used the "Set computer name to computer record name" from "Login Window" in "Configuration Profiles" and that does not work. It always resets the computer record name from jamf back to the computer name.