Get-Serial Synopsis Gets the serial number of a local or remote computer. Get-Serial [ComputerName] [-PreserveWhitespace] [-Credential] Description The Get-Serial cmdlet returns the serial number stored in the BIOS of a local or remote computer. ComputerName The computer against which to run the cmdlet. By default this parameter will be populated with the name of the local computer.
Awhile ago I needed to find the Serial Number of a remote machine so I could pull the drivers, traveling to see that machine became very tedious and took time. So I did some searching and came accross this command that you can run via-command line with either powershell or by remotely connecting to the machine and running this from command prompt.
If you open up a command line window you can call on the WMIC command to pull the BIOS serial number of a machine.
Three ways to remotely determine your Cisco router's serial number By David Davis in Data Center, in Networking on March 18, 2008, 3:23 AM PST. There are many ways to get this information i.e. You can find out HP network printer serial number using bash shell on a Linux or Unix like systems. This tutorial expalins how to find the serial number of your HP printer devices using the command line options on a Linux or Unix-like systems. This time I needed to get serial number of hp ProLiant DL380 server without taking the server out or even going next to that server so I find out that it's pretty easy. Wmic csproduct get vendor,name,identifyingnumber Step 3: Obtain Service Tag remotely with command line If VNC or remote desktop connection to the remote-host is not available, execute the following from the local-host to get the service tag of the remote-host.
wmic bios get serialnumber
You can also run this WMIC command to get the computer model number.
wmic csproduct get name
Get Dell Serial Number Remotely
For further information here is the Microsoft KB: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/558124