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Get hardware serial number from within Windows

Did you ever had the situation that you need to the get the serial number of a Server or PC at a remote location and you only had a remote desktop connection to this device? There is a solution that may work in this situation. Execute the following command from the command line: wmic bios get serialnumber That should generate an output like this: SerialNumber CZ12345678 If you configured WMI for remote access you can execute this command directly over the network with the following command line: wmic /node:MyServer01.contoso.com bios get serialnumber