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.
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:
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.