Windows Management Instrumentation Command, the WMI command-line (WMIC) utility provides a command-line interface for WMI. WMIC is compatible with existing shells and utility commands.
A numerous software’s are available to do this task in a very efficient manner and give you a lot of information about your system hardware and software installed and configured but what if you have dell, IBM, HP or any other brand PC, laptop or desktop system and you are trying to download any kind of software or driver from the respective website and the demand is to put the serial number or model number your laptop (mostly serial number) and you don’t know you can use few very simple commands to do this task.
BASEBOARD - Base board management (motherboard or system board) BIOS - BIOS management (Basic input/output services) BOOTCONFIG - Boot configuration CDROM - CD-ROM COMPUTERSYSTEM - Computer system [CALL/SET] CPU - CPU CSPRODUCT - Computer system product information from SMBIOS.
Few Examples of WMIC commands are given as under;
To use this tool go to start menu and then go to RUN and enter CMD and enter the under given command;
WMIC OS LIST BRIEF
To retrieve serial number of the computer please use the under given command;
bios get serialnumber
To retrieve model name of the computer please use the under given command
csproduct get name
To retrieve Operating system information please use the under given command;
To retrieve network card information please use the under given command;
Minimum supported client Windows XP
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2003
For a complete list of commands that can be issued by using WMIC can be found at under given URL;