How to check the operating system installed date

By | February 28, 2015

Below is a quick and easy way to find out the date and time at which your Server operating system installed.

Windows Server Operating System

You can use Systeminfo Tool – to display detailed configuration information about a server and its operating system, including operating system configuration, security information, product ID, and hardware properties, such as RAM, disk space, and network cards.

Go – to – CMD or Command Prompt and type the following:

C:\Users\geneva>systeminfo | find /i "original"
Original Install Date:     2013/11/14, 13:05:33

Linux Server Operating System

You can use tune2fs Tool – which allows the system admin to adjust various tunable filesystem parameters on Linux ext2, ext3, or ext4 filesystems.

root@gs02:/home/geneva# fdisk -l

Disk /dev/vda: 21.5 GB, 21474836480 bytes
16 heads, 63 sectors/track, 41610 cylinders, total 41943040 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x00000000

Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
root@gs02:/home/geneva#

root@gs02:/home/geneva# tune2fs -l /dev/vda | grep created
Filesystem created:       Fri Oct 18 16:06:22 2013

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