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  • #16
    I can not recommend any renaming computers anylonger . Only naming that may be acceptable is a static part with a dynamic component like the serial number or a random number. There is no (good) point in my opinion about naming the computer with information that you can lookup with you management tool. Especially if you have field deployments where the computername gets generated by Windows itself. Also features like Windows Autopilot support name generation at enrollment time but only support serial- and random numbers as dynamic part (That is why I still find it acceptable ).

    Using personal Information is highly inadvisable since you may have to face additional personal data that is protected by different law and may even violate (in Germany) the good practice of avoiding the collection of data. When your renamed computer connects to a remote location (like a WiFi) that collects basic data like the computername you may even expose the phone number to them.