How do OEMs like Dell license their machines - all about asset tags

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  1. Anonymouz

    Anonymouz MDL Novice

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    That's right! If you need help with other OEM brands tell me I'll see if i can get one of em to try out :p
     
  2. frwil

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    That's great news! Now if there was a similar tooL for HP... especially HP Proliant Servers BIOS's... dumped SLIC appears to be empty after OEM Prod ID...
     
  3. pix

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  4. Carl

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    I have an inspiron 1501, can someone explain the procedure? I am having a dyslexic moment and can't quit figure it out.
     
  5. pix

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    @frwil

    Does your Proliant have a sticker on the chassis with a FeatureByte and a BID on it?
     
  6. frwil

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    @pix
    Actually that's not me who has this server, i sent them info about this thread.
     
  7. Yen

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  8. OleBent

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    Hi

    Sounds like a very neat method.

    Tried method on a Dell Latitude 120L (Bios A09).
    Didnt have a floppy but used the DOS bootable USB stick I always use for stuff like this.
    Bios showed no slic before.

    No go for both assets 12/31 and 12/34.

    svctag change didnt have any impact either.

    But very interesting method....

    So look out any Dell machines Ill run into on my way round...
    Gonna fix ya :)
     
  9. pix

    pix MDL Member

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    The 120L never had an option for pre-installed Vista so the SLIC is not present in the BIOS at all. These methods only unlock a shielded SLIC.
     
  10. OleBent

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    Yes I figured that was the case cause of the missing wrong size slic.
    But couldnt help myself from trying....

    :D
     
  11. Yen

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  12. Yen

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    Nobody wants to try to license his HP/Compaq?:D
    HP530, HP 6720s........HP 6XX0......:)
     
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  13. frwil

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    Thanks, Yen, it's interesting to see what can be done with these tools...
     
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  15. digglife

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    I have two PE2950's I would like to try this on. I have googled svctag.exe 3.4 but havent had much luck in finding this utility, other than a couple of dodgy looking sites that wanted registration. Can anyone PM me or otherwise point me in the right direction?
     
  16. pix

    pix MDL Member

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    @digglife

    You don't need those files for a 2950. You can use the file from Yen's link and it'll generate a bootable floppy for you.
     
  17. Russtavo

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    Tested on a PowerEdge T105 with a shielded 36 byte SLIC. Afraid to report it did not work :confused: I tried asset PASS:12/31 and asset PASS:12/34.

    What I really want is a SLIC in my PowerEdge SC440 - does anyone know of a way it can be done? I'm not optimistic :rolleyes:
     
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