I was actually looking up for the Service Tag of my DELL E 6410 machine. At the back of the laptop panel the sticker has already worn out, and I started browsing the TechNet. Now, I found the WMIC (Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line) and should work to get the serial number or the service tag number from the BIOS for any laptop & desktop computer. I was so lazy to get into the BIOs and grab the service tag; that’s didn’t happen. Instead, I opened up the command prompt (Windows Key + R), then type cmd and press enter, command prompt fires up, type in the following command:
wmic bios get serialnumber
wmic bios get /format:list
CON’S: Does not work in virtualized environment, as your host isn’t really in a real hardware.
- Useful WMIC Queries and the list of commands: http://blogs.technet.com/b/askperf/archive/2012/02/17/useful-wmic-queries.aspx
- WMIC (Windows Management Instrumentation Command-Line) http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa394531(VS.85).aspx