How to check System BIOS Date and System BIOS Version on Remote computer

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Author: Nirmal Sharma MVP
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The following knowledgebase will explain the methods you can use to check the System BIOS date and BIOS Version on local and remote computer.

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To check on local computer:
 
You can use the following methods:
 
  1. Connecting to Remote Registry Service
  2. Using a script
 
The first method is easy but includes a lot of efforts. You can navigate to the following location in registry after connecting to remote registry:
 
HKLM\HARDWARE\DESCRIPTION\System
 
The above registry includes the following values in right pane:
 
SystemBiosDate           REG_SZ          04/30/07
SystemBiosVersion       REG_MULTI_SZ        LENOVO - 2130\0Phoenix FirstBIOS(tm) Notebook Pro
Version 2.0 for ThinkPad\0Ver 1.00PARTTBL\0\0
 
To check on a Remote Computer:
 
You can use the below script to check the BIOS System date and BIOS Version on a remote computer:
 
@echo off
 
Srvlist=C:\Temp\Srvlist.txt
 
Echo Computer Name, BIOS Date, BIOS Version >> Result.csv
 
SET BIOS_Date=
SET BIOS_Ver=
 
For /F “Tokens=*” %%a In (%srvlist%) Do (
 
Set Comp_name=%%a
 
Set RegQry=”\\%%a\HKLM\HARDWRE\Description\system”
 
REG.exe Query %RegQry% > CheckCC.txt
 
Find /i "SystemBIOSDate" < CheckCC.txt > StringCheck.txt
 
FOR /f “Tokens=3” %%b in (CheckCC.txt) DO SET BIOS_Date=%%b
 
Find /i “SystemBIOSVersion” < CheckCC.txt > StringCheck.txt
 
FOR /f “Tokens=3” %%b in (CheckCC.txt) DO SET BIOS_Ver=%%b
 
Echo %Comp_name, %BIOS_Date%, %BIOS_Ver% >> Result.csv
 
)
 
The above script will check remote computer for two registry entries for BIOS System Date and BIOS Version and the results will be saved in a CSV format file.
 

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Article ID: 556017 - Last Review: September 26, 2007 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Standard Edition
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