Can data be passed into a Worklet?

  • 9 November 2022
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I’m trying to standardize hostnames on all of our PCs. We aren’t using AD, just local users. We have a standard for our hostnames to be “company-lastname-pc”… from what I understand WIN local users don’t have the concept of a last name. I’m wondering if there is anyway to pass in some sort of meta data from automox to the worklet so I can automate this. I would obviously need to tag the user in automox with their last name somehow… just wondering if this is doable.

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I’m thinking best option is if the local user account has the last name that could be parsed with some powershell magic.


For example let’s say a local user is jack.smith

# Company
$company = 'Contoso'

# Query Actively Logged in user
$user = (quser | select -Skip 1 | foreach { ($_ -split " ")[0] }).replace(">","")

# Get Last Name
$lastname = $user.split('.')[1]

# Rename Computer
Rename-Computer -NewName "$($company)-$($lastname)-pc" -Force


If you go the API route and want to pull a tag from each machine. This script assumes only one tag exists and you have less than 500 agents in Automox.

# Company name
$company = 'Contoso'

# API and Header
$apiUrl = ""
$headers = New-Object "System.Collections.Generic.Dictionary[[String],[String]]"
$headers.Add("Authorization", "Bearer $apiKey")

# API to get first 500 Automox Agents
$response = Invoke-RestMethod $apiUrl -Method 'GET' -Headers $headers -Body $body
$response | ConvertTo-Json

# Get Tags for Computer
$currentMachineName = $env:COMPUTERNAME;
foreach($server in $response){
$name = $;
if($currentMachineName -eq $name){
$lastname = $server.tags

# Rename Computer
Rename-Computer -NewName "$($company)-$($lastname)-pc" -Force