Android Device Renaming

In order to enable the renaming of Android Enterprise devices for all future devices enrolled into Intune, we have made changes to the NHSmail Intune automation to allow the renaming of devices.

This change allows the enrolling of Android Enterprise fully managed and dedicated (shared) devices to be renamed at the point when they are scoped / assigned to their organisation specific android groups using their ODS code.

In addition, a separate (centrally managed) PowerShell script was created to target existing enrolled Android devices to get them renamed. The script looks-up a list of organisational specific android groups from a .CSV file and renames each fully managed / shared device within the groups listed.

To adopt renaming for existing Android devices, LAs should raise a service request and the Intune Live Service team will execute the update on their behalf.

Important Notes for adoption:

The resulting naming format for Each Android Device enrolment type are:

  • Fully Managed Devices: “ODS-OS-First Name-Last Name-Serial Number”.
  • Dedicated (Shared) Devices: “Enrollment profile–OS-Serial Number”.



As noted in the Android sections of the LA guide, Enrolment profiles for Enterprise Android dedicated devices within Intune must follow the below naming convention:

  • Naming convention: “ODS-Enrolment Profile Name”

This needs to be done so that shared devices are renamed correctly.

For more information about this feature, please refer to the Operations Guide.

Last Reviewed Date 29/02/2024
Updated on 29/02/2024

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