Find Serial Number or Express Service Tag with ease!

Have you ever needed to find the serial number of service tag of a Dell or other host? I can be a pain if the PC is nestled somewhere deep, dirty or just plain missing. This is mostly a personal note on how to do this but I use it about twice a week so I figure someone else might too.

Problem: You have a host that you need the express service tag for in order to get the correct drivers.

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Solution: use WMIC as administrator

This sounds complex but it isnt really. First you need to open a new command line window press Start then Run then type CMD.

Once it is open drop in the following line:

wmic csproduct get vendor,name,identifyingnumber

Now you will see something like below:

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perfect now get back to inventory tracking or get those missing drivers! This can be saved into a batch file and stored on the network for those of you who don’t want to commit this one liner to memory. Simple I know but very effective if your not sitting in front of the computer.

 

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