Reply To: WDM 4.5.3 renames re-imaged devices

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thinkthin – The advice to not rename the devices is not a viable solution. The 700+ devices that I am updating have unique names that identify the location of the device within our organization and are already joined to our domain. If re-imaging the devices changes the device name, they all then need to be renamed manually and then re-joined to the domain. The master that the image is pulled from has the unique name ‘XPE(MAC Address)’ and all the devices that are re-imaged from this master have the same duplicate XPE(MAC Address) name. 700+ devices with the same name that then have to be renamed and rejoined to the domain is the problem. I have pulled several images from several devices and have had the same results.

IConfGen- Yes, I have done the “xwfile /d hostname.arc”, and that does not change the outcome.

In the past, the unique device names were maintained after the re-imaging process and no manual renaming of the devices or rejoining to the domain was necessary. According to Wyse, this is the way it is supposed to work, but it is suddenly not working in our case. This is a new snag that we are experiencing. I am not interested in a ‘band-aid’ approach to fix the problem; I want it to work as it is designed. Is there anyone out there that has had the same problem and come up with a solution?