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Prompt for Asset Tag if it is not set in the BIOS during OSD

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We have company property stickers on all machines which has a 6 digit asset number i.e. 001025

 

I set this in the BIOS of all our machines (Dell) and then use it as part of the computer name during OSD

 

I would like to add a step to check if this is set and if not (all new machines) prompt the user to enter it. I found an old topic that has some info on reading the asset tag, prompting if one isn't set and using it for the computer name

 

http://www.windows-noob.com/forums/index.php?/topic/2140-osd-using-vbs-for-machine-name-for-uknown-computers/

 

I am using the Dell CCTK to set other BIOS setting so I believe it would be a matter of using the following or something similar:

 

cctk.exe --asset=%NewAssetTag%

 

Currently I have the following steps:

 

Use Toolkit Package

Gather

Set Computer Name

 

So somehow I need to check if %AssetTag% doesn't begin with say 000, 001, or 002 and then prompt the use to enter a new asset and set it with the Dell CCTK

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance :)

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Here is what I have come up with so far. Seems to be working ok in initial testing:

 

I have commented out a few prompts I was using for testing so there is only one popup to enter the asset tag during the OSD task sequence.

 

I followed some of the guides here to set other BIOS settings and also integrate the Dell CCTK into my boot image

http://windowsmasher.wordpress.com/2013/01/21/sccm-2012-optimizing-dell-cctk-osd-actions-into-winpe/

'	Check-AssetTag.vbs
'
'	This script will check if the Asset Tag is set in the
'	BIOS. If not it will prompt the user for an Asset Tag
'	and then write it to the BIOS Asset Tag on Dell Machines
'
'	CCTK.exe and required files must be present in
'	%SYSTEMROOT%\System32

Dim WshShell
Dim colSMBIOS
Dim objComputer
Dim sNewAssetTag
Dim sTmp

Set WshShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
Set WshNetwork = CreateObject("Wscript.Network")
Set oShell = WScript.CreateObject( "Wscript.Shell" )
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\cimv2")
Set colSMBIOS = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_SystemEnclosure")

For Each Asset in colSMBIOS
	sTmp = trim(Asset.SMBIOSAssetTag)
Next

For a = 1 to Len(sTmp)
	c = Mid(sTmp,a,1)
	If c >= "0" And c <= "9" Then
		sNewAssetTag = sNewAssetTag + c
	End If
Next

If Len(sNewAssetTag) = 6 And Left(sNewAssetTag,2) = "00" Then
	' Exit if the Asset Tag is already set
	' wscript.echo "The Asset Tag is already set to : "& sNewAssetTag
Else
	Do While (Len(sNewAssetTag) <> 6)
		sTmp = InputBox("Please enter the PC's Asset Number.  This must be a 6 digit number only i.e. 001045. If you can't find or are unsure of the PC's Asset number please contact IT before proceeding.")

		sNewAssetTag = ""
		For a = 1 to Len(sTmp)
			c = Mid(sTmp,a,1)
			If c >= "0" And c <= "9" Then
				sNewAssetTag = sNewAssetTag + c
			End If
		Next
	Loop

	sSystemRoot = oshell.expandenvironmentStrings("%SYSTEMROOT%")

	' This is the Dell BIOS setting we want to set
	sBIOSSetting = "--asset="
	' Build the command that needs to be run
	sSetBIOSCommand = sSystemRoot & "\System32\cctk.exe " & sBIOSSetting & sNewAssetTag
	' Display the command that is about to run
	' wscript.echo sSetBIOSCommand
	' Run the command to set the Asset Tag
	oShell.Run sSetBIOSCommand
End If

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