This causes the serial number to fail comparisons operations in Powershell. Colors can, of course, be set to your preference. Probably because I only have one. SideQuestion, anyone in Epping Area Sydney that would be interested in some Tutoring lessons on PowerShell, paid of course? Update,, Overcome the first error, but now getting a heap of others and only partial results: Any ideas? I administer a lot of computer brands, and support a wide ecosystem. Thanks guys, Much appreciated for the prompt response. If the file doesn't exist then it will be created.
Hi - Looking to get remote machines name and serial number using computer names in a text file. Could you please assist me here. The problem I'm running into though is that I haven't been able to find a way to do it. You could have one or more monitors, so I'd probably use add-member to append those. Updated Script: just in case anyone else is after a similar script, I think its now working as I am getting results and no error so you can modify the below to your needs. To run the command to get info on selected computers or servers you can automate the process using a batch file.
This should try to take some of that error handling into account: Get-Content. Disclaimer This is my personal blog. Therefore, your -ComputerName computers is wrong. But I see a lot of Dell Laptops, Desktops, and Servers in my normal day-to-day. However, to retain the whitespace and return the serial number exactly as stored, use this switch. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries or damages arising from its use. This Script is so cool and saved me a lot of time! Robocopy is free it can be accessed from command line.
If source and destination is mistakenly reverse, files might get overwritten. First create the text file computers. Also, is it possible to pull monitor serial numbers with Powershell as well? So far I managed to get the computer names but I'm stuck with the other two. By default the cmdlet strips whitespace spaces and blanks from the serial number. It is exactly the same, just fewer keystrokes.
No need to install the resource kit tool if the operating system is Windows 7 or newer version. Just so I can get the basics downpacked and not have to disturb others so often. . Robocopy works quite good on large files. The opinions and views I express are my own. Easy, go back to the first command, and use its output with the Switch statement.
A simple copy or xcopy command will also work but the speed might vary. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks mate, I modified, now getting the below: In the meantime, ill look up the examples. Hey David — know this is an older post, but I had a question. Now, you might want to get right at the string value instead. By default this parameter will be populated with the name of the local computer. To gt around this do a foreach for the disks.
Hi all - Sorry for the weird format of this comment - niot sure why its not honoring the paragraphs and lines thommck - Nice script! We can achieve that by being less specific with our initial command and just select different properties of the object from the variable like this. Linux Android App cheat sheet:. The internal value depends on how the manufacturer has entered it, and unfortunately with many of them, they don't always match based on my experience. Outputs Get-Serial outputs the serial number of the requested computer as a system. SerialNumber Here, we invoke the alias for get-wmiObject, gwmi. The batch file should be run in an elevated command prompt which has the administrative rights on the selected computers. You will get the machine name and serial number in the csv file SerialNumbers.
Model Hopefully that shows you how to get the model and manufacturer, then you can construct some logic around both. Get-Serial Synopsis Gets the serial number of a local or remote computer. However, the script can still be useful as some will work. It will then search for and replace it with. To run the script you need to pass two parameters - an input csv file and an output csv file with full path. Of course you might want to do things for specific models, and also things for all models from a particular vendor.