Cannot rename computers after reimaging
We have Symantec Management Console 7.1 aka altiris installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter.
I'm currently trying to reimage 30 lab computers with Windows 7 Professional 32bit in my school. The capture and deploy tasks are running well with no problem at all, the configuration task is the problem I'm facing.
Every time I run the configuration task alone to rename existing computers and join them to the domain, it works just fine. However, if I include it in the deployment job, the job will fail on the configuration task. The deployment job contains the following tasks: reboot to pxe, deploy image, reboot to production, configuration task, and reboot pc.
I checked the Altiris log on the server, I got an error message saying it could not find the target pc when it tried to run the configuration task.
For example, if I give the prototype image a name as Lab1-01, and I assign the deploy job to Lab1-12, then after the deployment, Lab1-12 will have Lab1-01 as its name as it's the name of the image. After that, Altiris will run the configuration task assigned to Lab1-12. The problem is Lab1-12 doesn't exist any more after the last deploy task. That is how the deploy job failed on the configuration task.
Anyone got any idea what I can do to get those computers renamed? I would appreciate it if any one can give me any clue on it. Thanks.