Snow is assigning new unique identifiers every time that a device gets un-quarantined and it also assigns a new unique ID anytime a device falls out of snow and get put back in. If snow is using the following criteria to determine if a device is new why would this be happening?
In Inventory 5, the computer identity is calculated by the Inventory server using the following fields:
- BIOS serial number
- BIOS vendor
- UniqueID (MachineSID on windows, Serialnumber on macOS and AIX, MachineID on HPUX and HostID on Solaris)
- Site name
These fields are only used for identity if they have a value.
If any two values are different then this will be considered unique and a new record will be created.