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Add serial number as possible unique identifier

Currently only MAC and UUID are possible as unique identifier. I understand this is because these are the only ones sent using PXE deployments. However nowadays MAC is not necceserily unique anymore (USB to LAN adapters), so it would be nice to be able to use the machine serial number as unique identifier when booting from a USB stick for example

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  • Evan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the only thing making it hard for us to switch from Altiris to SCCM. Serial Numbers are readily available for most machines (easy to scan and read). This is especially helpful for machines that do not physical NICs.

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