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Rename Client added by DEP 30 Mar 2016 16:03 #2241

  • Paul Davis
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Hello!

I am wondering if there is a way to have the client name in FW Admin updated by the computer name that has been changed on the machine itself.

So our computers come from Apple, we assign our profile and it registers and joins automatically. We then rename it based on room number etc. Instead of having to go in and change the client name to the new name, can the computer update its own client name in FW Admin?

Just started using DEP and setting everything up so I am not sure if this is possible or if I am just missing a step.

Thanks everyone!

Rename Client added by DEP 31 Mar 2016 08:34 #2243

  • Pierre-Nicolas Rigal
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Hi -

Unfortunately there is no integrated way of doing it (yet).
I'd suggest to contact our support - they likely can help you with a script that will get data from Inventory (device name) and modify FileWave server client name.

For historical reasons, FileWave heavily relies on client name, so changing it on the fly is not a simple operation ; we will likely rely on something else in the future (but as we have to support older clients, it's always tricky to do such changes), then the client name / device name will only be information that can be changed the way you want.

Rename Client added by DEP 31 Mar 2016 14:39 #2244

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Thanks Pierre!

I hope you had a restful trip home from the conference. ;) It was really nice to meet you there.

I will create a ticket and see what we come up with.

Thanks again!
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