The Friendly Name settings page lets you configure options related to device friendly names. The format you configure here is how devices will appear in the AirWatch Console.

  • Current Setting – Select whether to Inherit or Override the displayed settings. Inherit means use the settings of the current organization group's parent OG, while Override enables the settings for editing so you can modify the current OG's settings directly.
Setting Description
Enable Custom Friendly Name Select this check box to enable the configuration of a custom device friendly name string.
Smartphone Friendly Name Format Enter the friendly name format using the lookup values provided in the insert lookup value list by selecting the plus icon.
Set Device Name to Friendly Name (iOS 8 + Supervised only) Check this box to automatically set the device's actual Device Name to match the Friendly Name format you configured.

Windows Rugged

Setting Description
Windows Mobile Friendly Name (Athena Agent Only) Enable to set the device friendly name for devices running the legacy Athena agent.
Use Registry Entry for Friendly Name Enable to use the Registry Entry instead of friendly names for devices using the AirWatch Agent v4.0+ for Windows Rugged. You must enter quotes (") around the registry path for this option to work. For example, be “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\Device Info\ Asset Number” or “HKLM\System\Device Info\ Asset Number”.

 

  • Child Permission – Select the available behavior of child organization groups that exist below the currently selected organization group. Inherit only means child OGs are only allowed to inherit these settings. Override only means they override the settings, and Inherit or Override means you can choose to inherit or override settings in child OGs that exist below the currently selected OG.