Saturday, February 14, 2015

Display Dell System Service Tag using Command Line

Use Command Line to Display Dell System Service Tag

On  Windows system, all you need to display the service tag of a Dell computer desktop or server is built right into the operating system. Just open a command prompt window and rung the following command:  

c:\> wmic bios get serialnumber

On the very next line the Dell service tag will be displayed. On a HP server or desktop, the same command will return the serial number. This is the serial number that is used to look-up drivers, software, or parts for your server or computer desktop, laptop or other device. 
Dell BCM or other third party utilities are not needed. The service tag can be displayed in less than a minute or even seconds. Copy and paste the command into a Windows command window ("dos window" or "dos box") and hit enter. The functionality is built right into Windows. 

Command line to get the serial number or service tag of a white-box computer 

"White-box" systems might not return the desired results. if the manufacturer has not entered a service tag type of unique identifying number then the following will be displayed  "To Be Filled by O.E.M." .  

Retrieving the system serial number or Dell service tag on Linux using command line

The ability toe retrieve the service tag or serial number of a system is not limited to Similarly to Windows, Linux has the functionality to retrieve and display the Dell service tag or system serial number of a system suign a command line. The command line will differ of course. On Cent OS or Red Hat Linux for example, run the following command to retrieve the serial number or Dell service tag.

Command To Find Out Dell Service Tag

      # dmidecode | grep -i serial      
      # dmidecode -t 1

 DMIDECODE might have to be instaleld first and can be installed by executing the following: 
# yum -y install dmidecode