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Need A Little Help With Some .bat File Commands


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#1 FlareImp

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Posted 13 April 2007 - 12:47 PM

Hello!

I am trying to write a batch file that will ask me a question and set parameters by how I answer the question. Let me break it down a little more if that first sentence didn't make any sense. I have a dell bootable floppy that allows me to change the asset tag, express tag, and owners tag. I want to automate it as much as possible.

Like this:

@echo off

Path=A:\

Echo What is your Express Service Code? <tag goes here>

Asset <tag goes here>

To do it manually you would type in at the A:\ prompt, Asset 123456. Ans that will tell the computer that the new asset number is 123456.

Any help would be welcome. got about 2k computers to do this to.

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#2 JohnWho

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Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:16 PM

I'm curious -

where are you putting this data that you are entering?


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#3 FlareImp

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 07:39 AM

I use a bootable floppy to get to the dos prompt. From there the software program lets me change the different tags. The tag data is stored in the bios. Does that answer your question?

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 03:05 PM

Yes, thanks.

Looks like it's a Dell program running in DOS and setting the information in the BIOS.

Do they provide any support at all on it?

Is it 3 separate routines, one each for asset tag, express tag, and owners tag?

Maybe someone familiar with this program can help.


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Posted 23 April 2007 - 09:25 AM

Dell will not provide any kind of support the the program.

Yes, it is 3 different routines

example:

path=A:\

Asset /s 12345 (would set service tag to 12345)

Asset /o 12345 (would set owners tag to 12345)

Asset 12345 (would set asset tag to 12345)




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