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How to get a PC Serial Number via Command Line.

Machine serial numbers – for both servers and workstations – are useful for identifying specific hosts and tracking manufacturer info like warranty status. You can often find the serial number on the host chassis – but what if the number is obscured by other equipment, or on a long scratched-off sticker? Are we out of luck?

Thankfully, no. A simple command at the prompt can pull the machine serial number so long as it was hard-coded into BIOS – which it will have been for most enterprise-grade servers or workstations.

Follow this process:

1. Open the Command Prompt.

2. Type this command: WMIC BIOS GET SERIALNUMBER

3. If the serial number was hardcoded into BIOS, it will appear in Command Prompt.

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