Hardware manufacturers produces a lot of hardware. Some of these manufacturers like Dell, Hp, Huawei, Toshiba etc. sell these products to the corporations. So we can call these products as enterprise products. These products generally provides extra warranty for enterprises. So They need to track the hardware they produced.
What Is Service Key or Tag?
Service key is some alphanumeric values used to uniquely identify the hardware. It is similar to the licence keys of Microsoft, Adobe, Nero etc. but in a more simpler structure and less characters. There is also alternative Express service code which is used to identify the hardware too.
Below we can see of service keys and tags.
|Typical Service Tag||Its Express Service Code|
How To Find Service Key or Tag ?
As we can see the image below the service key can be read somewhere in the hardware. But in some situations this may not appropriate and we need alternative or more soft way to get service code.
BIOS of Dell products list the service key in the main page of the BIOS menu. If you can not find exact menu search for a information page to get service code.
Operating System Tool
Operating systems provide some tool to get detailed information about the system. We can use these tools to get service tag. Here is some of them.
How To Use Dell Service Tag?
By calling Dell Support Center and providing service tags code can be used to create issues about the hardware.