We recently went to setting the department under "computer description" on the Windows machines to reflect the department they are in for hw/sw inventory, this is going very well.  The macs show up with "empty" in the description field, does anyone have a script I can run on the macs to set this field?

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  • GO here and VOTE up this topic! Developers work on enhancements based on these votes.
    https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82699-k1000/suggestions/3091200-ability-to-edit-descriptions

    I posted there too with a suggested location that we can put the Description data on our Macs that would be easy to edit and the Agent should be able to grab super easily.
    - See more at: http://www.itninja.com/question/need-script-to-populate-computer-description-on-macs#sthash.ESAnBubF.dpuf
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I've never been able to find a way to make this work for Macs or Linux.

Answered 11/05/2012 by: jknox
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  • Thanks for the info, I read that in older version of OS you could add a line to the preferences.plist but nothing about newer versions.
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GO here and VOTE up this topic!  Developers work on enhancements based on these votes.
https://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82699-k1000/suggestions/3091200-ability-to-edit-descriptions

I posted there too with a suggested location that we can put the Description data on our Macs that would be easy to edit and the Agent should be able to grab super easily.
Answered 11/06/2014 by: bryceb
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I've done some research on this and talked with some other KACE engineers, and we do not pull any information to populate this field.  

It will always pull blank information. I think it should pull information though. 

Please use our uservoice to have this ability added. 

Here is a suggestion that is pretty close:

http://kace.uservoice.com/forums/82699-k1000/suggestions/3091200-ability-to-edit-descriptions

 

Answered 11/06/2012 by: brucegoose03
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According to this you need to modify the smb.conf file on the computers:

http://macosx.com/forums/unix-x11/26521-configure-samba-computer-description.html

I checked on my system (Mac OS 10.7.5) and that file didn't exist so I'm not sure if that still works.

Answered 11/02/2012 by: chucksteel
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  • thanks will test that on mine, it is 10.7.5 currently
  • tried creating that file, it did nothing.
  • Taking a closer look that file might just apply to SAMBA server when configured on a MacOS machine.
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