Quick Fix : Find a Dell Service Tag, umm… Quickly!

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

Service Tag

You’ll be shown your Service Tag and the Model of the Computer.

Thanks go to Merv.

About Robert Pearman
Robert Pearman is a UK based Small Business Server enthusiast. He has been working within the SMB IT Industry for what feels like forever. Robert likes Piña colada and taking walks in the rain, on occasion he also enjoys writing about Small Business Technology like Windows Server Essentials or more recently writing PowerShell Scripts. If you're in trouble, and you can find him, maybe you can ask him a question.

4 Responses to Quick Fix : Find a Dell Service Tag, umm… Quickly!

  1. John says:

    Nice. Also it works on HP servers and desktops to get the serial number.

  2. John says:

    BTW, when using the Windows snipping tool, click the drop down arrow on the new button, and you can select ‘window snip’ for neater images in your always great posts.

  3. Sahalu says:

    Very neat tool! Works like a charm on non-dell machines as well. Thanks Robert and Merv!

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