If I only populate the Name and Computer Name fields and leave the Serial Number field blank, the new computer account appears as a pre-configured computer.
In previous versions of Deployment Solution, this only occurred if the MAC address was provided when creating the computer account. I have looked through the documentation, but I cannot find any information about this. I tried changing the default lookup key from Serial Number to something else, but that had no effect.
Is this is a new feature change in the product?
Now in Deployment Solution 6.8 SP2, a computer that is imported or created in the console that uses any of the possible primary lookup keys (Serial Number, UUID, MAC address, and so on) will show up as a managed computer and not a virtual computer. If the process is followed, this actually makes a lot more sense than the previous method. If a computer is created with a Serial Number, you would want only that computer with that Serial Number to take that record. The yellow computer icons would allow you to select from a list of computer names when booting to automation. This doesn't really make sense if you already imported into the database a unique identifier.