Get serial number/TAG from remote pc with use of wmic

Here is simple command line that works on Windows XP/VISTA/Windows 7, if you are in need to get the serial number aka TAG from remote computer on your network.

  • Go to START / RUN and type CMD click OK
  • now type in this command :
  • wmic /user:Administrator /node:Computername bios get serialnumber
  • Once you press ENTER, you will be prompted for your Administrator password
  • Enter the Administrator’s password, press ENTER and you will receive the serial number aka TAG from the remote computer

UPDATE (2017):

Noted that this does not work very well on current Windows 10 machines. However here is easy replacement to achieve same goal with PowerShell :-):

For Locale computer:

Get-WmiObject win32_bios

For Remote computer:

Get-WmiObject win32_bios -computername PC001

This will provide you with detail information about BIOS on the local/remote machine:

  • SMBIOSVersion
  • Manufacturer
  • Name
  • Serial Number
  • Version

Have fun !