How to Query WMI from Command Line with WMIC tool

By | January 5, 2011
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The quickest method to find values in a system’s WMI Database is to use Windows Built-In WMIC Tool.  This tool is simple and straight forward.  See examples below for some of the most common values I query for:

wmic ComputerSystem get Model

Example Output:
Model
CF-52EKNBQAM

Other useful commands:

Manufacturer: wmic SystemEnclosure get Manufacturer
(ie. “Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.,Ltd.” Or “Panasonic Corporation”)

Short Model (ie. CF30-1): wmic BaseBoard get Product
Serial Number: wmic BIOS get SerialNumber

AssetTag: wmic SystemEnclosure get SMBIOSAssetTag

BIOS version: wmic BIOS get SMBIOSBIOSVersion

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Another easy method to browse the WMI database is to use the HTA built by the Scripting Guys called Scriptomatic v2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?DisplayLang=en&FamilyID=09dfc342-648b-4119-b7eb-783b0f7d1178

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If you prefer a Powershell alternative, this is for you:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=d87daf50-e487-4b0b-995c-f36a2855016e&displaylang=en

12 thoughts on “How to Query WMI from Command Line with WMIC tool

    1. Brian Gonzalez Post author

      Sorry about that, I was asked to remove it, because we are trying to track how many companies are in need of a tool like this. I emailed you the content I previously posted.

      If anyone else needs this content, post a comment here, or email me directly (brian.gonzalez@us.panasonic.com)

      Reply
  1. JoelChampagne

    Hi Brian – I am looking for the same utility… Can you help?

    Reply
  2. Mario

    Hi, I’m looking for the same panasonic utility, can send it to me as well ?

    Thanks.

    Reply
  3. Gene

    Anyway that I could get a copy of this as well? We have a lot of ToughBooks in our fleet.

    Thanks

    Reply
  4. Arno Bosch

    Hi Brian,
    we configure the BIOS-settings of all our PCs and Notebooks by script.
    So I am looking for a Utility from Panasonic to do this with our Toughbooks as well.
    But so far I could not find any tool from Panasonic to do this.
    Can you send the content to me too?

    Reply
  5. Arno Bosch

    There is another interesting thread “Protected: How can I set BIOS Settings for a Toughbook or Toughpad in WinPE?”. How can I get a Password for this thread?

    Reply

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