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:


<span style="font-family:Courier New;">SerialNumber</span>
<span style="font-family:Courier New;">CZ12345678</span>

If you configured WMI for remote access you can execute this command directly over the network with the following command line:


<span style="font-family:Courier New;">wmic /node:MyServer01.contoso.com bios get serialnumber</span>

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