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    Serial Numbers

    Hello All,

    I just need your help. Is there any way can find a serial number other than looking at the bottom of your machine??

    Thanks

    LC

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    This will do it -http://www.edugeek.net/forums/scripts/32287-inventory-your-network.html

    It can dump all the serial numbers of all your conmputers in a csv file

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    Code:
    'On Error Resume Next
    comps="c:\computers.txt"
    serials="c:\serials.txt"
    
    set fso=createobject("scripting.filesystemobject")
    set objComputersTxt=fso.opentextfile(comps,1)
    set objSerialsTxt = fso.OpenTextFile(serials,2,True)
    
    do while not objComputersTxt.atendofstream
        strComputer = objComputersTxt.readline
            Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" _
            & strComputer& "\root\CIMV2") 
        Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery( _
            "SELECT * FROM Win32_BIOS") 
        For Each objItem in colItems 
            Wscript.Echo "Name: "& strComputer & " SerialNumber: "& objItem.SerialNumber
            objSerialsTxt.WriteLine "Name: "& strComputer & " SerialNumber: "& objItem.SerialNumber
            set objItem=Nothing
            next
        loop
    
    objComputersTxt.close
    objSerialsTxt.close
    
    set objComputersTxt=Nothing
    set objSerialsTxt=Nothing
    set fso=nothing
    Try this script, put in the computers you want to read the serial number into computers.txt and it will save them.

    Make sure the computers are on, as it will hang if you are grabbing a few for example.
    Last edited by mullet_man; 6th October 2009 at 04:13 PM.

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    If the serial number is also stored in the bios then the methods above will work if it's not then I'm afraid you'll have to visit them and look for it.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    If the serial number is also stored in the bios then the methods above will work if it's not then I'm afraid you'll have to visit them and look for it.

    Ben
    i was going to say the same, if there in bios your fine other than that get your pen and paper and a pair of legs.

    Maybe try using a tool called open audit (completely open source) so its free , thats what our network technician uses, then whatever it misses out go round on foot and get the details.
    Last edited by plexer; 6th October 2009 at 06:19 PM.

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    I split our site up a couple of years back between the three of us and we noted all hardware and serials in our particular area. It was a useful exercise as it allowed us to get into some locations we had never been in for a while as well as providing an accurate overview of the school network.

    I'm planning on doing something similar this year but mapping all data points across the school in a system identifying which points are connected to which switch etc.

    Spiceworks - Free Network Monitoring Software for Network Management will also generate an inventory of your whole school, including printers / switches etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sylv3r View Post
    Spiceworks - Free Network Monitoring Software for Network Management will also generate an inventory of your whole school, including printers / switches etc.
    Spiceworks although a brilliant Helpdesk, has a bit of an issue with speed in its invetory screen BUT they are making leaps forward to correct this (last update made it 6X faster under IE I beleive)

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