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Any way to write the Bios or any place of the machine name

Hi,

I want to write the service tag or machine name in the Bios.Is there a way to write them in the bios.

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Sharath
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RubenvdLindenCommented:
If it's a DELL machine, you need the asset.exe file (probably on one of your partitions) to change the service tag in your BIOS.
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BrughCommented:
Service Tag?  If its a Dell... its already coded in and you will be able to retrieve it using any 1 of the numerous Dell utilites.

Support.dell.com and click "find my service tag"



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bsharathAuthor Commented:
There is no file as asset.exe

The code which is there in the Bios is ther service tag.What i want is to add the machine name in the Bios...
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RubenvdLindenCommented:
If you have a DELL machine, you can download ASSET.COM, ASSET.EXE and SVCTAG.EXE from the DELL FTP site:
ftp://ftp1.us.dell.com/utility/

It depends on your system type which utility you need.
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
RubenvdLinden

I think you have good knowledge in this.Can you tell me how and commands to change.I have downloaded the tools..But no idea to run them....

Do you have any idea to enable Boot on lan from windows if you have an idea i can raise a Q...
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RubenvdLindenCommented:
ASSET.COM only works if you boot from a DOS floppy; it will not work from the Windows NT/2000/XP command prompt.
The syntax is: asset.com your_machinename (your_machinename is of course the value you want to store in the BIOS).
With asset.com /o, it's also possible to put ownership information in the BIOS (e.g. your company name). The utility can also replace the DELL servicetag, but I have never tried this myself and don't recommend it either.

ASSET.EXE works the same, but can only store new asset tags in the BIOS (existing values cannot be replaced!). I think this utility can be run from the Windows NT/2000/XP command prompt.

As far as I know, SVCTAG.EXE only works on DELL laptops. Never tried it myself.

With Boot on Lan you probably mean PXE; if you have questions about it you should create another question for it.

I hope this helps!
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bsharathAuthor Commented:
Thanks...

Any to do this on remote machine.A way to run these tools on all machines in the network...
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RubenvdLindenCommented:
That would be difficult. Using PXE and TFTP, you can probably boot a DOS image on all the machines in your network and run the ASSET.COM tool through the autoexec.bat, but the ASSET.COM tool would not know which value to write to the BIOS.
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