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sebastien74
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Registered: ‎02-22-2012
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8200 Elite - resetting serial number in bios

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Hello,

 

Recently we have to change a few motherboards on our 8200 elite desktops (SFF models).

These motherboards were shipped directly from HP with a blank "chassis serial number" setting in the bios.

Our inventory tools need this number in order to identify the machines and add them in our database.

So, how can I set the "chassis serial number" manually ? Knowing that setting the "Asset tag" and "Ownership tag" in Security\System IDs won't do the trick.

 

tanx in advance.

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Paul Tikkanen
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Re: 8200 Elite - resetting serial number in bios

Hi:

 

Please see if this works...

 

After entering BIOS Setup by hitting the F10 key, press Ctrl+A to open additonal fields in Security>System IDs menu.

 

Enter your PC's serial number in Asset Tag Number and Chassis Serial Number fields.

 

Save changes there and again when you exit the BIOS.

 

Paul

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oreillma
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Registered: ‎10-03-2012
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Re: 8200 Elite - resetting serial number in bios

CTRL A - Worked a treat for me

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SiRoLo
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Re: 8200 Elite - resetting serial number in bios

Thanks, Paul. Needed to swap a motherboard out today as a powercut fried a board. Was excellent to be able to reset the serial so it matches my customer's asset management systems.
Rollout Engineer, extraordinaire.

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Skylarking
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Registered: ‎04-03-2012
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Re: 8200 Elite - resetting serial number in bios

In case of HP workstations, there is more than just the chassis serial number that should be added to the motherboard. One also needs to add Product name, Family name, SKU number, Build ID and Featurebyte (which can all be obtained from the labels on the chassis itself) otherwise the HP System Recovery disks will not be able to be used to resurect the as delivered image. Again CTRL-A can be used on these workstations but note this is a 'one time action' as the BIOS will not allow you to change such value once saved.

 

So, if the Elite uses the same HP System Recovery disk to resurect the as delivered image, you may need to define more than just the chassis serial number on these systems...

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