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Computer Serial Number

Having bit of difficulty setting up a Collection to scan the serial number on machines (not software SN but the SN of a desktop, laptop). currently PDQ is only pulling the the host name as the serial number. I need it to dig further and grab the serial number from its BIOS



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  • Bios serial number is already built-in Inventory.

    Create simple Custom Report > Computer | Serial Number | Computer Serial Number

    Gets you same as "wmic bios get serialnumber"

  • @Scott Mikules

    maki is right, Inventory collects the serial number in the Computer Details scan. If you have computers that are showing their Name in the Serial Number field, please post a screenshot.

  • Hello, I have the problem that the serial number cannot be read out on all machines. What could be the reason for this?


  • can you pull "normally" serial number e.g. from cmd or PS?

    wmic bios get serialnumber

    Get-WmiObject win32_bios | select Serialnumber