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Asset Tag

Asset Tag Utility

Download the Dell™ Portables Asset Tag utility from support.dell.com to create bootable media (such as a bootable CD or floppy disk), and then use the bootable media to assign an asset tag.

A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE:
The information on booting to the CD is also on the CD supplied with a system board replacement. The Dell Portables Asset Tag utility may not be available as a download in certain countries.

Download the Asset Tag Utility

Ensure there is an Internet connection, and then complete the following steps:

  1. Save and close any open files and exit any open programs.
  2. Ensure you have a drive for the bootable media (such as a floppy drive or a CD drive).
  3. Access support.dell.com and then download the Dell Portables Asset Tag utility for the computer.
  4. Unzip the utility files and run the Asset Tag utility to create the bootable media.

Using the Asset Tag Utility

  1. Start the computer using the bootable media.
  2. Press <F12> immediately after the Dell logo appears.

    A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE:
    If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Microsoft® Windows® desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.

  3. Press the arrow keys to select the drive containing the bootable media, and then press <Enter>.
  4. Capitalize all letters you type.
  5. Type asset, a space, and the new asset tag, and then press <Enter>.

    For example, type the following command line and then press <Enter>:
    asset ABCD1234

    A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE:
    An asset tag can have up to 10 characters; any combination of characters excluding spaces is valid.

  6. When the computer prompts you to verify the asset tag, press <Y>. The computer displays the new or modified asset tag and the Service Tag.
  7. Restart the computer to exit the Asset Tag utility.
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Viewing Existing Asset and Service Tags

  1. Boot the computer using the bootable media.
  2. Type asset and press <Enter>.

Deleting an Asset Tag

  1. Boot the computer using the bootable media.
  2. Type asset /d and then press <Enter>.
  3. When the computer prompts you to delete the asset tag, press <Y>.

Viewing Existing Asset and Service Tags

  1. Boot the computer using the bootable media.
  2. Type asset and then press <Enter>.

Assigning an Owner Tag

An owner tag can have up to 48 characters; any combination of letters, numbers, and spaces is valid.

  1. Boot the computer using the bootable media.
  2. Type asset /o, a space, and the new owner tag, and then press <Enter>.

    For example, type the following command line and then press <Enter>:
    asset /o ABC Company
  3. When the computer prompts you to verify the owner tag, press <Y>.
    A NOTE indicates important information that helps you make better use of your computer. NOTE:

    The computer displays the new owner tag.

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Deleting an Owner Tag

For security reasons, you cannot set, change, or delete the owner tag if the primary or Administrator password is set.

  1. Boot the computer using the bootable media.
  2. Type asset /o /d and then press <Enter>.
  3. When the computer prompts you to delete the owner tag, press <Y>.

Asset Tag Options

Use one of the asset tag options on the screen with the steps below.

  1. Boot the computer using the bootable media.
  2. Type asset, a space, and the option, and then press <Enter>.
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