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Archive for March 24th, 2011

How to get your Dell Service Tag from the command line in Windows and Linux

There’s plenty of times you can need the serial number (aka Service Tag) from a Dell machine, but not be able to physically look at the label. It’s a server in a datacenter, it’s your laptop and it’s on a dock, etc, etc. Fortunately, there are easy commands to get the serial number right from the command line in both Windows and Linux.

Windows:

From a command prompt, type:

wmic bios get serialnumber

Linux (Ubuntu and others):

From a terminal, type:

sudo dmidecode -s system-serial-number

Comments are welcome, as always.

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