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Insert Asset Tag via command line

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Hi,

Is there a way to insert an Asset Tag to Dell blades using a command line if the DRAC IP/logon is known?

Thx,

John Bradshaw

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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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Yes. Use 'ASSET new_asset_tag'.

An alternative would be to install CCTK on all the DELL computers in your inventory. This will enable you update the ASSET tag from within the OS (which removes the need to reboot the box and boot to the DELL Diag which comes with Asset.exe or PXE boot a FDD image containing Asset.exe).

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John,

There is a tool we have that you can boot to .

You can find it here - 

ftp://ftp.dell.com/utility/asseta00.exe

The flags for the Asset Utility are:

ASSET new_asset_tag        Specify new asset tag

 ASSET /d                   Delete asset tag

 ASSET /o new_owner_tag     Specify new owner tag (if applicable)

 ASSET /o /d                Delete owner tag (if applicable)

 ASSET /?                   Help screen

You must run the utility in a Windows environment.

Let me know how it goes.

Chris Hawk

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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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Thx very much Chris.

I'll give this a go and let u know

JB

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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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Hi Chris,

When I run it, it goes in to a screen asking to Insert a Floppy Disk (see below).

How can I get around that?

Thx

John

Diskette 1 - Put a formatted, blank diskette into drive A: and press Enter.

This version of C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp\2\WZS10D2.tmp\DEASSET1.EXE

is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your compute

r's system information to see whether you need a x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) ve

rsion of the program, and then contact the software publisher.

** Error - See the line above for a description of the problem. **

** Redoing diskette 1. **

Diskette 1 - Put a formatted, blank diskette into drive A: and press Enter.

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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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I did the same but used a USB plugin, first formatted with a system and Asset copied to C:/ 

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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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Thx. Sorry for being a bit slow, but exactly how is this done??

ta,

JB

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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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You can also use 32 BIt Diags to create a USB. Asset is embedded in that as well. Boot to the menu and select 4 to exit.

At the command prompt, change directory to C:. The working directory should now be Diag C:\>. At the prompt change the directory to the "UTIL" folder. The working directory should now be Diag C:\UTIL>. This is the directory that contains asset.com. You can use the same flags as before.

32 Bit - www.dell.com/.../poweredge-2950

Chris Hawk

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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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Ahh thx.

That actually enters the Service Tag, if I am not mistaken (at least that is what the Dell techs use if they need to change a Motherboard and so on).

Sorry for not making my question clearer.

We have stickers on each piece of equipment that relates back to Asset Mgmt (purchasing). It is the information on these stickers that needs to be entered, not the Service Tag that comes from Dell. Is ther a way to do this

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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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Chris - great tool. Is there a way to update the asset tag via command line and while in the OS? Would like to do the update and not have to reboot the server.
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Re: Insert Asset Tag via command line

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Hi,

Just checking, is there any way to update the ASSET TAG (not service tag)?

Thx

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