Another symptom is to intermittently get the correct serial number, but with pairs of characters flipped. A serial number allows the manufacturer to identify a product and get additional information about it. This entry was posted in , on by. Of course, you might think that Linux processes the original data to provide that clean string. I wouldn't have troubles with it if the results were consistent across all versions of Windows but, clearly, they are not. Examples Tip: To run the wmic command, you must have.
Here's a simple query run on my Windows 7 system. If you don't like the contents then complain to the vendor. You must explicitly launch the 32 bit session. Like the original poster, I've been looking for work-arounds to these issues. The serial number has been inserted as a hex string. Apparently it hasn't been fully resolved since.
Ther eis a differenc in the way strings are managed in different Unicode environments. I get a little frustrated when I see folks ask questions that I would like to see addressed, and then an answer which I feel misses the point of the question gets marked as an answer by a Microsoft employee instead of by the person asking the question. Some vendors also set the number as text into the description field. Hopefully this info will be useful to others in the forum. The device serial numvbers as Boe has pointed out above ar just vendor strings. But as hdparm needs root access, it did not run with php for me. I scanned a number of systems and drive Winws 7 and later and found all were hex.
That just seems like a way to scare people away from the forums. Now figure out why the accounts are different. I'm going to mark Chamele0n's answer as best because I've already got techs using the batch file and this answer is just easier to plug right into my current script. In most cases it is differences in the sessions that are used to do the testing. I don't know the reasoning behind it.
We can list these Startup Applications with the wmic like below. This does not match the documented behavior. Keep in mind that we should have write access to the current working directory. You are referring to device serial numbers which are in binary, not hex. You can obtain a list of drives by and then issuing a wmic logicaldisk get command followed by parameters relevant to the information you wish to see.
I have scanned all over a number of networks and have not been able to detect and instability in serial number reporting. Note that none of the drive serial numbers are in hexadecimal. Please post the script in question. Physical drives And here is a command to return a list of physical drives. Probably is wmic 's issue but the testing sample is small. That is up to the end user.
Yes, I want the serial number of the hard drive of the Server. Why would they be hex? The response is being sent in 16-bit words. Does this happen with hard drives of a different manufacturer than your test subject? They are generally called Startup Applications. Typically, it has leading hex 20s followed by other characters - here the same drive as above has 202020202020204c34304844595750 Is there a way to transform one of these Serial Numbers so as to be able in a script to get the DiskDrive information maker, model, interface. It's just the way Windows shows them.
If you have to use PowerShell all the way for example when you need to run the command remotely on domain nodes take into account the points above. Try this code it's working properly. I want to store it in a file. Further more, Model property returned by the query above is empty regardless of what method you use. Availability The wmic command is an that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems. The blue window is running as an elevated account, the black window is running as a normal user account.
Fair enough, I do appreciate you taking the time to try and help, I was sincerely hoping one of your suggestions would point out something we had missed over the several years we've been investigating these problems. The system is woking exactly as it should. I have been trying to use wmic to return the manufactures serial number from an attached usb drive. I need to include computer name because i will run it against multiple computers by a script using for loop. Limited users, admins, elevated or not, it always returns SerialNumber in hex-encoded and flipped form. These applications are different from services. Usually, the serial number is labeled on the drive's case.