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> Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 13:27:39 -0500
> From: dkd brain <dkdbrain@opto...>
> Subject: format/template of netinstall client naming file?
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> In the apple server documentation, there is a brief mention of being
> able to create a tab delimited txt file that contains mac addr's,
> corresponding computer names and local hostnames, in order to name
> the clients....
> I am wondering if anyone has been able to get this to work reliably
> using only the apple tools, i..e not netrestore, or machinerenamer or
> whatever 3rd party tools are out there....
> Basically, if you were able to get this to work, can you post a copy
> of your file? I can't find a template file, or an example that I can
> copy paste from to try and get this to work properly...
> thanks in advance....
I accidently tripped over something that surprised me last week. I
netrestored a lab of eMacs without making any naming files and found
that all of the computers that belonged to a computer list in
Workgroup Manager were automatically renamed after the rebooted. The
few that had not been added to a computer list had the generic name
of the image and had to be renamed.
I haven't found any reason not to use NetRestore, so I can't say how
things work using Apple's NetInstall. But the tab-delimited file
works like a charm when added to the NetRestore configuration.
Provided you have also added the post-action script. Does NetInstall
need the added script?
I don't know if this will help you at all, but thought it was worth