I finally fired up my gaming computer, after leaving it unattended for over the better half of a year. I was itching to play some Fallout 3 again, and I just got a new wireless keyboard/mouse set from Logitech, and wanted to try it out! Unfortunately, the last time I hooked up my gaming machine to my home theater setup, I had some issues getting my ATI Radeon 4850 to output LPCM 7.1 audio over HDMI to my Onkyo TX-SR606.
As it turns out, after messing around with my configuration for a while, I had to hook my HDMI cable up to HDMI port #1 on my Onkyo receiver! I have no idea why it fails to operate on the other ports, and I had only tried port #2, but for some reason, port #1 works just fine!
In IT environments where device naming standards may be course, or where users can freely rename their systems at will, you may experience problems managing these clients’ AMT firmwares. Since, in order to maintain proper AMT functionality, the OS and AMT hostnames must match, an IT administrator or engineer would likely be interested in finding out which machines do not meet this criteria.
With that in mind, I’ve written a simple SQL query, that can be run against your Configuration Manager database, to determine what devices have mismatching OS and AMT hostnames. I’ve pasted the text below, but if you want a more nicely formatted version, please see this link at PasteBin.
Author: Trevor Sullivan
Date: Tuesday, July 21st, 2009
Purpose: Identify devices whose AMT hostname and OS hostname mismatch