Summary - Where can I find my service tag, express service code or certificate of authenticity (COA)?
|Article Summary:||This article provides guidance on where to find a Dell product's Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label. The COA label contains the operating system's product key that proves the OS installed is genuine and legal.|
Where Can I Find My Certificate of Authenticity (COA) Label?
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Dell Desktops: Dimension, Inspiron, XPS or Precision Workstations
The Certificate of Authenticity (COA) label can be found on the top or side of Dell desktop and workstation systems (Figures 1 and 2).
Figure 1: COA Label on the Side of a Dell Computer
Figure 2: COA Label on the Top of a Dell Computer
Dell Portables: Latitude, Inspiron, Mobile XPS, Mobile Precision & Axims
On a Dell laptop computer, the COA label can be found on the bottom of the computer, close to the Service Tag label (Figure 1).
|In Latitude E series systems, the COA label is located underneath the battery. Remove the battery to see the COA label.|
Figure 1: COA Label on the Bottom of a Dell Laptop Computer
On a Dell Axim PDA, both the Service Tag and the COA label is hidden beneath the battery. The battery must be removed to see these labels.
Show Me How
1 Place your Axim faced down on a smooth, flat surface.
2 Slide the Battery Release latch to the left using the stylus that came with your Axim.
3 While holding the Battery Release latch in the unlocked position, lift the battery out of the slot.
The Service Tag / ESC label is visible after the battery is removed (Figure 2).
Figure 2: Service Tag and COA Labels Inside the Battery Slot of a Dell Axim
Dell Enterprise Systems: PowerEdge Servers
The Certificate of Authenticity (COA) Label of Legacy Servers.
The COA labels are located in different locations, depending on the model of PowerEdge server that you own.
|Figure 1: PowerEdge 500|
|Figure 2: PowerEdge 600|
|Figure 3: PowerEdge 1300/1400|
|Figure 4: PowerEdge 1500|
|Figure 5: PowerEdge 1600|
|Figure 6: PowerEdge 1650|
|Figure 7: PowerEdge 2300/2400|
|Figure 8: PowerEdge 2450|
|Figure 9: PowerEdge 2500|
|Figure 10: PowerEdge 2550|
|Figure 11: PowerEdge 2600|
|Figure 12: PowerEdge 2650|
|Figure 13: PowerEdge 3250|
|Figure 14: PowerEdge 4300/4400/6300/6400|
|Figure 15: PowerEdge 4600|
|Figure 16: PowerEdge 4350/6350/6450|
|Figure 17: PowerEdge 6600|
|Figure 18: PowerEdge 6650|
|Figure 19: PowerEdge 6800|
|Figure 20: PowerEdge 6850|
|Figure 21: PowerEdge 7250|
|Figure 22: PowerEdge 8450|
The COA labels are located in different locations, depending on the model of the Dell PowerEdge Server.
|Figure 1: 800, 830, and 840||Figure 2: 850 and 860|
|Figure 3: 1800||Figure 4: 1850|
|Figure 5: 2800||Figure 6: 2850|
|Figure 7: 6800||Figure 8: 6850 and 6950|
|Figure 9: 1900 and 2900||Figure 10: 1950|
|Figure 11: 2950 and 2970|
Additional Information - Service Tag COA Certificate of Authenticity
What is the Service Tag or Express Service Code? Article ID: 335407
What is a certificate of authenticity (COA)? Article ID: 335404
Dell Service Tag Information Article ID: 161942
Where can I find my certificate of authenticity (COA) label? Article ID: 336696
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Article ID: SLN116132
Last Date Modified: 10/30/2012 12:00 AM