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Dell & HP Warranty Info from a CSV file of Tags

by on Sep.20, 2011, under Coding/Scripting, powershell, Servers, Sys Admin, Windows

Updated: 2013-11-20 – Added User submitted version of script to downloads.

I have tweaked my powershell script for the SCCM Dell/HP tags due to popular demand so that it can be run on a single machine using a list of service tags as the source and then will output to a CSV file. The source CSV can have any number of columns however it MUST have the following three for the script to work “Name,Vendor,Tag” in its default state. You also need to edit the $infile & $outfile variables as required.

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Dell & HP Warranty Info in SCCM

by on Jul.07, 2011, under Coding/Scripting, powershell, SCCM SMS, Sys Admin, Windows

Updated: 2011-08-18

This is the next evolution in the warranty info fight, Dell keep changing their site which is rather frustrating. I have re-written the Warranty Info Scripts in powershell as in my opinion the code is a lot cleaner and more manageable, I’ve tweaked the MOF edit required to read this.

One major change to the script is that I have added support for HP systems, now I must stress I only have one or two of these, both are out of warranty and only had base warranties so something may have been missed / may not work as expected. You can either fix it and let me know the changes you make or let me know, via the contact page, the tag of one of your systems and I will look at it when I get a chance.

If you use any other version of the script from my site you will need to update sms.mof as the reports have changed.

I am quite shameless so if you find this useful feel free to click on donate and well, donate. :D

What info do you get?

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SCCM Dell Driver Links in report

by on Apr.07, 2010, under SCCM SMS, Sys Admin, Windows

LAST UPDATED: 2010-04-12

These 2 reports will determine the link to the dell driver page for the systems based on their OS and Architecture.

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SCCM Warranty Reporting

by on Mar.31, 2010, under General, SCCM SMS, Sys Admin, Windows

IIRC I got these on “myitforum” but I can’t remember where abouts.

I have modified them a bit to restrict to just the machines I have (mainly a Dell shop) and to exclude VMs.

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SCCM Get Dell warranty info v2

by on Mar.19, 2010, under SCCM SMS, Sys Admin, Windows

2011-07-11: This method is now deprecated please go here: http://ninet.org/2011/07/dell-hp-warranty-info-in-sccm

LAST UPDATED: 2010-09-22

UPDATE 2010-09-14: Dell have changed the layout to add an extra field in the contracts section so the scripts are broken

UPDATE 2010-07-09: I’ve noticed this page is getting a lot of hits, I haven’t had a chance to get this working yet so if anyone does please post a comment or drop me a mail using the contact page. I’ll try and get some time next week to look at it again.

These scripts are a work in progress and you should check back regularly for updates until I mark them as final.

This is an updated version of the “SCCM Get Dell warranty info

Basically the problem with the other script is that a user with admin privs must run it or the computer account must have access to the internet.

I have split the script in 2 and rejigged it slightly so that now 1 (user) script is run “When user is logged on with the users privliges” and the other (system) script is run 2nd “When user is logged on with administrative privliges”. You can use the “Run another program 1st” option in the program definition which should make it practically act like a single script.

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Infiniband cluster Part 3

by on Mar.16, 2010, under Linux, Servers, Sys Admin

Useful Scripts

Intro:

This section contains the scripts I use to quickly redeploy the nodes. The “Post Script” could be improved a lot and also made more generic, however I’ll leave that as a task to the user, I may update it at some point if I have a need.

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Infiniband cluster Part 2

by on Mar.16, 2010, under Linux, Servers, Sys Admin

Configuring the Network

Intro:

Welcome to part 2 of the series. We will cover sett ing up 3 vlans for the tcp/ip network and then we will ensure all the packages for infiniband are installed. (continue reading…)

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Infiniband cluster Part 1

by on Mar.13, 2010, under Linux, Servers, Sys Admin

Overview and installing the operating system

Intro:

To facilitate testing of our software and so that support can model possible customer environments I was tasked with setting up a cluster with infiniband. I was excited as the system was a Dell PowerEdge blade cluster (our 1st blade system) and we have never used or deployed infiniband (this would be our 1st infiniband system), in fact other than a basic “we have heard of this and know (very) roughly what it is” no-one in the group had any real knowledge of it. After a few hours of searching the deepest recesses of the Internet I had a limited understanding of how to setup the system. I know how irritating it is to have to read the crud in order to find that wee gem of info so from here on I’ll mark the paragraphs of the article so those of you wanting to “just get it done” can skip them.

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SCCM Get Dell warranty info

by on Mar.10, 2010, under Coding/Scripting, SCCM SMS, Sys Admin, vbs, Windows

2011-07-11: This method is now deprecated please go here: http://ninet.org/2011/07/dell-hp-warranty-info-in-sccm

LAST UPDATED: 2010-09-22

UPDATE 2010-09014: Dell have changed the layout to add an extra field in the contracts section so the scripts are broken

Version 2: work around for computer account that can’t access the internet http://ninet.org/2010/03/sccm-get-dell-warranty-info-v2/

I found a script and mof edit here: Sherry Kissinger’s Blog at myitforums.com

However when I tried it, it was completely broken all the data being returned in the wrong place. So I have rewritten it so that it is more modular and hopefully easier to maintain.

Now a bit of a disclaimer, my vbs skills are very rusty so the script works though it probably isn’t very efficient. So if you can suggest improvements please do and I’ll update the script as needed.

Although the code is long most of it is comments and “wscript.echo” statements for debugging, feel free to strip them out if you want something more compact.

I have also added the ability to dump the results to a csv file that you can collect with SCCM if you don’t want to capture from WMI.

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Dell Scraper

by on Jan.12, 2010, under Coding/Scripting, python, Sys Admin

Due to failings in the past, our inventory system is in need of a revamp as it is missing both systems and information as part of the revamp we decided to scrap everything we new and reinventroy everything. We use a lot of dell systems and I figured that as we had collected the service tags of a number of systems we could get the info about that system from the dell site. I wrote a quick python script to take a list of service tags and output the system info as a csv file in the format “tag, shipdate, SysType, Ram, HDD, Support”.

E.g.

"4GXCB1H","2008-03-29","Latitude D430","2GB","80GB","3Y NBD INTERNATIONAL (NEXT BUSINESS DAY);UPG TO 4Y NBD INTERNATIONAL (NEXT BUSINE"

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