WMIC get computer name

WMIC get computer model, manufacturer, computer name and  username.

WMIC is a command-line tool and that can generate information about computer model, its manufacturer, its username and other informations depending on the parameters provided.

Why would you need a command line tool if there’s a GUI to check?

If you have 20 or 100 computers, or even more. It’s quite a big task just checking the GUI to check the computer model and username.

If you have remote computers, you need to delegate someone in the remote office or location to check.

Or you can just write a batch file or script to automate the task.

Here’s the code below on how get computer model, manufacturer and the username.

Open an elevated command prompt and type:

    wmic computersystem get "Model","Manufacturer", "Name", "UserName"

Just copy and paste the code above, the word “computersystem” does not need to be change to a computer name.

A sample output below will be generated if the command completes successfully.

Manufacturer           Model                                                                    
Hewlett-Packard     HP Pavilion Slimline 400-000 Desktop PC

Name                      UserName
Computer Name      Domain Name\AD username

But to target a specific remote computer the command would be like this:

    wmic /node:computer_name computersystem get "Model", "Manufacturer", "Username"

If the RPC ports is open on the remote PC, then the command would complete successfully and will generate the output as expected.

If the RPC ports are disabled then this error below will be generated:
Description = The RPC server is unavailable

To run the command to get info  on selected computers or servers you can automate the process using a batch file.

The batch file should be run in an elevated command prompt which has the administrative rights on the selected computers.

If the batch file is run without the appropriate rights, "access denied error" will be shown.

FOR %%X IN (server1, server2, server3) DO wmic /node:%%X computersystem get "Model",  "Manufacturer", "Username" >> D:\myOutput.txt

Change this parameters to the actual computer name  (server1, server2, server3).

If you don’t know the computer name or want to check the computer name, manufacturer, computer model and user name.

You will need to deploy a GPO and create a batch file with this command below:

       wmic computersystem get "Model", "Manufacturer","Username",
       “Name” >    myComputerInventoryList.txt

Model – will get computer model
Manufacturer – will get manufacturer’s name
Username – will get the currently login username on the computer
Name – will get the computer name

Just another example for WMIC to check CPU details:

   wmic cpu get name

Sample output is:

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz

To get Physical Memory capacity via command line type this:

wmic PATH Win32_PhysicalMemory  get capacity

Sample output:

Output is in bytes and per slot. So if you have 4 slots on the motherboard and two slots got 4GB each, output will be like this:


So a total of 8GB.

To get the serial number on a laptop or desktop PC, type:

  wmic bios get serialnumber

Serialnumber is one word no space in between serial and number.


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