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Hardcoded/Embeded serial numbers on PCs

By T_Richardson ·
What I am trying to do is, get a PC's serial number through Remoteware. We are using Dell's. I know it can be fashed in the Bois as an asset tag #, but that has not been done. Is there another way to find the serial numbers remotely or a utility that is able to do that. I'm thankful for any help.
Todd trichardson@extstay.com

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by LAtlow In reply to Hardcoded/Embeded serial ...

You may have answered your own question. If the S/N or another asset tag has not been assigned, then I doubt you can get it that way. On the other hand, if Dell does that as a part of their manufacturing process, then it should be there (are you SURE there is no ID in the CMOS). If you can get access to the CMOS setup, then you should be able to find it there. A utility that can read CMOS data should be able to get it for you. I don't know how old the unit in question is so I don't know ifthat information is included or not. Your best bet would be to contact Dell technical support for assistance.

If this is a one time thing, you may just have to contact the user and have them read the S/N off of the back panel or other location that Dell may have put the S/N.

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by T_Richardson In reply to Hardcoded/Embeded serial ...

The serial is in the BIOS. Is there a utility that will find it? I have 413 machines to do through out the country.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Hardcoded/Embeded serial ...

Desktop Management Interface (DMI) is a method of managing computers in an enterprise. The DMI specification is a result of the Desktop Management Task Force (DMTF) efforts to create a common interface for managing personal computers and network servers.

Here is a sample of how you can use Winbatch and HMB Software to extract DMI information:
1. Computer's Manufacturer

2. Computer's Model Name (Type)

3. Computer's Serial Number

http://www.hmbsoftware.com/whpaper/hmbpaper.htmREMOVE SPACES if any snuck into the pasted URL

Maxwell

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