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Dell Service Tag via WMIC Command

Devin Olson  April 26 2013 05:38:36 AM

Let me say up front that this post has NOTHING to do with Lotus, XPages, or software development in any way.   But it is too good a tip to not post about.

I recently needed to get the service tag for one of my Dell laptops.  The problem is that the sticker on the bottom has worn off, so I can't read the service tag there.   Dell has a utility that you can run from their website to automatically detect the service tag, but this laptop had a non-functioning network card (part of the reason I needed the service tag).  But it isrunning Windows 7, which means I have Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line (WMIC) at my disposal.  

I'm not going to get into all the details on how to use WMIC (you can check out the link yourself), but I will say that it is an extremely cool and powerful little utility.   I used it to find the Dell Service Tag on my Alienware M11x R2 laptop.   The steps are as follows:

  1. Open a command window

  2. Enter this command: wmic csproduct get vendor, name, identifyingnumber

That's it.  Your service tag, model, and machine vendor will be displayed on the next line.

Hope this helps!
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