Get Serial Number using command line and PowerShell

System’s serial number information is stored in WMI. The WMI class is Win32_Bios and there are different ways to query it. We are going to discuss two methods:

Command Line

Open the command prompt and type the following command:

wmic bios get serialnumber
 
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If you want query a remote system, add the switch /NODE:SERVERNAME, where SERVERNAME is the name of the remote system you want to query.
 
wmic /node:RemoteSVR01 bios get serialnumber
 
In above example, the command queries the remote system with name ‘RemoteSvr01’.

PowerShell

For local system:
 
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Bios

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To query a remote system named ‘RemoteSvr01’:

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Bios -ComputerName RemoteSvr01

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