Archive for February, 2015

RIP Spock!

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Not exactly a post in line with the usual contents of this blog.  However, Leonard Nimoy died today. He was said to be a good man and many people have feelings of knowing him. For many he sparked imagination with the desires for the unknown; the desire to join Star Fleet and explore the unknown.

Towards the end he tweeted something profound:

“A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP”

Thank you for the memories Mr. Nimoy.

The world seems sadder….

How to get the server serial number with powershell

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

I had to update some drivers and did a quick check of the server database and found it was wrong. I remembered there were a couple server changes before this install and was not sure the correct server was listed.

I needed the serial number of to verify I was updating the right information in the database.

Powershell can do this.  Note: this is a 2012 install on new hardware.  Older models might not work.

From Powershell; simply enter;

gwmi win32_bios | fl SerialNumber