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….

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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