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  Reply # 1046299 16-May-2014 14:34
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When I first started in my current job the internal servers were named after Neighbours characters - kylie and jason - thanks to a Swedish parent company who deployed them.

Their replacements have been more sensibly named :)

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  Reply # 1046328 16-May-2014 15:00
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tigercorp: When I first started in my current job the internal servers were named after Neighbours characters - kylie and jason - thanks to a Swedish parent company who deployed them.

Their replacements have been more sensibly named :)


Oh God.... now I have 'Especially For You' by Kylie and Jason stuck in my head. Aaaargh...




 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1046374 16-May-2014 15:50
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Thanks for saying that; now it's in my head too!

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  Reply # 1046432 16-May-2014 17:45
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Servers etc
enterprise or deployed/location/network/device function/device number
eweladc01

Workstations laptops etc
device type (workstation laptop etc)/location/asset tag or computer serial number
dwel26656

in some cases the network is left off as there is one common one and a lot of uncommon ones. the common one is left off.

all computer equipment is logged when sent out

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  Reply # 1046443 16-May-2014 18:11
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Users get first name first letter of last name in AD and that carries through timesheets, email, Lync etc.

Physical hardware gets an asset tag with a serial number. We get lots of 500 stickers which just incriment. Any hardware that gets an asset tag keeps that name until it is disposed of and that the tag number forms part of the name in AD. E.G. a workstation is W1200, next one is W1201. The name is tied to the GUID so if it is reimaged it rejoins the domain automatically with the correct name. Switches, screens etc, just get the four digit number logged in a hardware spreadsheet.

Physical and virtual servers get named according to domain and function.

Everything is tracked in OU's in AD and users names are put in the description of the hardware so we know who has what and servers have the description filled in so we know exactly what it is for.




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  Reply # 1046530 16-May-2014 19:50
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paulmilbank: Users get first name first letter of last name in AD and that carries through timesheets, email, Lync etc.


I've seen this cause so many problems in organisations, why do people keep persisting?  So many better options to choose from that generate fewer conflicts!

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  Reply # 1046953 17-May-2014 13:03
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Workstation : asset number
Server (baremetal) location (datacentre/rack/slot)
VM : whatever the solution architects came up with (i.e. Random, variations dependant on what drugs they've been taking)

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  Reply # 1047052 17-May-2014 15:53
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The IT for the first company i started looking after was a signwriting company.

So everywhere I go now, the server is often called \\Jack

At any printing organisation, such as signwriters or graphics departments, they call printing "ripping to the plotter" and usually have a dedicated computer that feeds the various plotters/printers. 

So the computer handling that task is usually the file server \\Jack
(the ripper)


Workstations will have a name such as 
DPC01 for desktops
DMAC01 for macs

or LPC01 and LMAC01 for laptops

POS computers at retail businesses are TILL01

This is so our remote access software so we can just get the staff member to tell us the name on the sticker on the computer box as they will often move computers about themselves, or staff will change desk.

Printers netbios or dns names are 
Mary, Ann, Lizzy, Kathy, and Kelly
Which are the names of Jacks victims.
But their windows names will often be something useful to the staff like "MFC Hastings Office" or "BW Havelock Office", because no one knows in which office Kelly is buried.






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  Reply # 1047119 17-May-2014 17:32
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Servers without logical names drive me crazy. Looking after 200 servers becomes a lot harder when they're named after bond bad guys or loony tunes characters.
I like company / location / role / number. Eg. NZCHCFP01 OR NZAUKMAIL1

For client machines, keep it simple
PC0001 desktops
LT0001 laptops
TC0001thin clients

Then use lansweeper to scan your network and keep assets up to date with location and last user to log on.




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  Reply # 1050309 21-May-2014 10:28
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Another Dell shop, also use the service tag which means we don't need to bother putting a PC name sticker on the box (just ask the user for the service tag), and our deployment tools automatically rename the PC to the service tag and join to the domain with VBScript.
On small networks I like using movie/place/obscure names for servers but obviously it doesn't scale much and wouldn't do it for anywhere with multiple sites.

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