How to find computer serial number

Applies to: Windows Vista EnterpriseWindows Vista BusinessWindows Vista Ultimate More

Author:


Yuval Sinay MVP

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SUMMARY


The following article will help you to find the computer serial number

Tips


 
Please use one the method bellow to retrieve the computer serial number:
 
 
1. Using the buid in "wmic" command:
 
"wmic bios get serialnumber"
 
 
 
Tip: You can use the command "wmic csproduct get name" to retrieve the local computer model.
 
 
 
2. Using a vbs script:
 
 
On Error Resume Next
Dim strComputer
strComputer = InputBox("Enter the name of the computer:")
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colSMBIOS = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure")
For Each objSMBIOS in colSMBIOS
MsgBox strComputer & ": " & objSMBIOS.SerialNumber
Next