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Extending CMS with Hardware Management of Dell Business Client Devices White Paper

Created: 18 Jul 2012 • Updated: 20 Feb 2013 | 2 comments
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This article focuses on using Dell developed client systems management tools within the Symantec Client Management Suite to enable better management of Dell hardware in a Windows Operating System environment. Specifically, step-by-step instructions and sample materials are provided to integrate the following capabilities:

  • Gather inventory of Dell hardware and BIOS
  • Gather inventory of Dell warranty information
  • Create, deploy and modify Dell BIOS configurations

Supplemental materials, including sample tasks and filters, are provided in order to illustrate and expedite the process described by the whitepaper.

See the following attached downloads:

Whitepaper: “Extending CMS with HW Mgmt of Dell Business Client Devices.pdf”

Supplemental Materials: “Dell HW Mgmt Integration Supp”

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If anyone is having problems with the vbscript mentioned in the article running on XP machines, please see the attached script.  The script has been updated to account for some issues running on XP systems. 

DellGetWarrantyScript.txt 4.09 KB
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Palvaran's picture

This was a really good article and we were able to follow it step by step and implement OMCI in our environment and now have warranty information.  Thanks for sharing Jonathen.  Thanks for the updated script ecray.

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