Quick Fix : Find a Dell Service Tag, umm… Quickly!
October 28, 2011 3 Comments
Very very cool little trick this, which i picked up from Merv ‘Google Fu’ Porter (SBS MVP), no idea where he found this… Google i suspect.
I’ve often needed to find a Dell service tag from a laptop, desktop or even a server, perhaps the best way used to be by asking a local user to look at the sticker.
Having battled with some of my users about just what a sticker actually looks like, it was time to find alternative options.
You may know you can go to the Dell Support website and run through a tool that will scan for your Service Tag, but that takes time (not really much time) but if you really, seriously, need that tag quick, and i mean yesterday, open up a command prompt and type this.
wmic csproduct get vendor,name,identifyingnumber
You’ll be shown your Service Tag and the Model of the Computer.
Thanks go to Merv.