Naming Standards

Computers

Computers are named based off of the OU structure and information entered during the registration process

  • Child OU of the computers container
    • DEPT Code-Username-Computers Code ex. IPCM-USERNAME-DT
    • This name cannot exceed 15 characters
  • Child OU of the Labs container
    • First 4 characters of the building concatenated with the first 4 characters of the room-machine number ex. BracAtri-1
    • Lectern pcs use position number 0
    • Rooms with less than 4 characters will just use the room name in full ex. Brac124-1

Collections

Collections are named based off the OU structure in active directory.  This stucture will vary depending on the type of OU the machine is located in.

  • DEPT

    • Collection name will be the same as the department name
    • Groups

      • Admins

        (Should be used for SCCM groups only just used to control permissions when syncing)
        • Any group name like %admins is given admin permissions to collection structure in SCCM
        • Any group name like %students is given student permissions to collection structure in SCCM
    • Resources

      • Grouping of all computer object OUs
      • Collection is not created in SCCM
      • Computers

        • Collection for all normal computer objects
        • Collection name will be "DEPT Computers"
        • Will receive updates that may require user interaction
        • OU

          • Logical grouping of computers by area
          • Collection name will be DEPT OU
      • Labs

        • Normal Lab grouping
        • Collection name will be DEPT Labs in SCCM
        • Labs receive updates that require the computer to be on during the maintenance window at 5am.  This prevents user interruption/interaction.
        • Building

          • Building to group labs this ou must exist
          • Collection is not created in SCCM
          • Room

            • The computer lab room number of description this colleciton must exist
            • Collection name will be "Building Room"
      • Servers

        • Collection for servers
        • Any servers in SCCM will receive updates that require a maintenance window like labs.  You must configure a maintenance window on the collection for the time you wish updates to run.
        • OU

          • Grouping of servers
          • Collection name will be DEPT OU
          • To prevent duplicate name collisions any ou name in servers cannot match and ou name in computers.
      • KIOSKS

        • OU for KIOSK style computers that typically stay on 24x7 and autologon to display a webpage, presentation, etc.
        • Collection name will be DEPT KIOSKS in SCCM
        • Updates are managed simliar to labs so it is important you configure programs to launch automatically after reboot
        • OU

          • You can create logical OUs to group the computers
          • Names will be DEPT KIOSK OU in SCCM to prevent duplicate collection names

Wim File Naming

Operating system images are named based off of their intended department or college, description, and OS ex. CCIT_Public_Lab_Win_x64.wim

Operating System Packages

Operating system packages are named the same as their corresponding Wim File.

Task Sequences

It is important to note that you have multiple task sequences that all use the same Operating System Package.  So task sequences are named based off of their intended department or college, description, and OS ex. CCIT Public Lab - Win7 x64.  There are scripts that run nightly based off of this naming convention that depend on certain standards to be in place.

  • Name like %- win% ex. CCIT Admin - Win7 x64
    • Assumed to be an administrative or general task sequence.  A Collection is made based off of this task sequence grouping all computers that have been imaged with the task sequence.  A manual reimage advertisement is not created.
  • Name like %lab - win%
    • Assumed to be a lab task sequence and a collection is made grouping all the computers that have been imaged with this task sequence.
    • A manual reimage advertisement is created for all computers in this collection.
  • Name like %-%Win%-% ex. CCIT Public Lab - Win7 x64 - Test or CCIT Public Lab - Win7 x64 - New
    • These are assumed to be non-production task sequences and collections are not made to match.