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Should I use SerialNumber or MachineName as primary key for computers ?

Stephane_BouillonStephane_Bouillon Customer Adept IT Monkey ✭✭
Hi, I'm about to upload a list of Hardware Assets. I seem to recall from a seminar that it's not a good idea to use the machine name as the primary key for HW assets. What is the best practice ?

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  • Stephane_BouillonStephane_Bouillon Customer Adept IT Monkey ✭✭
    So the GUID is the primary key, and then machine name and SvcTag are just fields of the HWAsset object, correct ?
  • damon_mulligandamon_mulligan Cireson Consultant Advanced IT Monkey ✭✭✭
    Correct
  • Geoff_RossGeoff_Ross Cireson Consultant Super IT Monkey ✭✭✭✭✭
    Correct
  • Stephane_BouillonStephane_Bouillon Customer Adept IT Monkey ✭✭
    What I did was generate a csv file from a list of known machines to obtain the manufacturer, model and SerialNumber and import those with the Asset Import connector

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    loop through IP adresses ...
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