Wednesday, January 02, 2013 2:23 PM
Hi ~ I am looking for a CLI command that would return a systems hardware serial number. I have tried "wmic bios get serialnumber" (which works on my WinXP machine). I am trying to retrieve the serial number remotely on a SBS 2003 server but this command returns the following error:
"C:\>wmic bios get serialnumber
Code = 0x8007007e
Description = The specified module could not be found.
Facility = Win32"
thanks much ... Happy New Year!
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 2:37 PM
does the command work locally on the sbs 2003 machine or is that where you see the error?
remote querying should work like that:
wmic /Node:"yourservername" bios get serialnumber
if you get the error locally already, you can try to verify the wmi repository
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 2:51 PM
Thank you for your quick response. I am actually connected via RDP and running the command prompt. I have since obtained the serial number through the HP Insight Management Diagnostic Tool but would still like to have the correct command. It is a very useful tool to use.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 3:28 PM
See KB 558124
This should be working.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 3:47 PM
Thank you, Diondk. I think there are other issues with the server I am dealing with. I tried that command on MY server in my office (Windows 2003 Std.) and it worked fine. Should I be concerned with that error message I am getting on my client's server?
Thursday, January 03, 2013 10:23 AM
If you still got issue's try the WMI Diagnosis Utility it will help to diagnose and repair any problems with the WMI service.
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Tuesday, January 08, 2013 3:11 PM
Wonderful! Thank you, Dion!
(sorry for the delay :-)) I will keep the thread posted.