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#1 2008-03-11 05:27:08

Sentinel7even
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Registered: 2008-03-04

Importing Machine names

Has anyone come up with a way to export host-names out of ARD and into the Repository.  I saw a couple of posts about doing it with scripts; just wondering if someone has something there willing to share...

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#2 2008-03-13 22:53:24

tlinder
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Re: Importing Machine names

[quote=Sentinel7even]Has anyone come up with a way to export host-names out of ARD and into the Repository.  I saw a couple of posts about doing it with scripts; just wondering if someone has something there willing to share...[/quote]
I normally import the machines by pointing DeployStudio 1.6.6 to the Repository. The good old version 1.6.6 has an import function for text-files.

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#3 2008-03-17 18:38:56

Sentinel7even
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Re: Importing Machine names

Thanks for the reply.  Using DeployStudio 1.6.6 worked incredibly well.  I was able to import over 5000 host-names from ARD into Deploy Studio Server RC3 in under 10 minuets.  Just a hint to anyone else trying this; if the computer records don't show up in Deploy Studio Admin after importing just restart the DeployStudioServer daemon and they will appear.

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#4 2008-03-19 15:28:52

Darkomen
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Registered: 2008-02-04
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Re: Importing Machine names

Can you explain exactly the process ?


Sylvain - Admin OSX @ Cliczone

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#5 2008-03-19 17:33:30

Sentinel7even
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Re: Importing Machine names

Here's the process I used to import host-names

1.  Run a report from ARD that has all your client host-names and mac address.
2.  Export the list from ARD to a comma-delimited text file with a .csv extension. 
3.  Open the text file in excel and format it to match the example that is included with DeployStudio 1.6.6.  To import just the host-names the format would be Mac-Address, Group, HOst-Name, Computer-name.  A example for a computer named MacBook in the default group would be "00:16:CB:A9:DD:C7,,MacBook,MacBook"
4.  download DeployStudio 1.6.6, install it, and connect to you Repository
5.  Select HOsts Database from the Deploy Studio menu
6.  Select the import button (the button just has 3 dots on it ...) and select your csv file

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#6 2008-03-25 00:18:57

admin
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Re: Importing Machine names

You may try to export ARD computers as a plist file, then drop this file to the DeployStudio Admin (rc4) computers table view.
It will import all the data it can do from the ARD file.

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#7 2008-04-07 11:29:52

FaguoBeijing
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Registered: 2008-04-07

Re: Importing Machine names

Hello,

What about importing computer list from a CSV file using DS Admin ?  Do we need to use DS 1.6.6 ?

Thx !

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#8 2008-04-07 23:23:56

admin
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Re: Importing Machine names

Yes, you can use DeployStudio 1.6.x connected to a DeployStudio Server repository the time to import a CSV file.

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