check on the BIOS version of a remote machine
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This isn’t really a script, per say, it’s just a single command, but it can be very useful. Here’s the command:
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Get-WmiObject win32_bios -computername <NetBIOSName> [-credential <DOMAIN\Username>]
The credential parameter is optional, used if you need to pass a different set of credentials to connect to the workstation/server you’re running the command against.
The output will look similar to this:
SMBIOSBIOSVersion : 1.1.0
Manufacturer : Dell Inc.
Name : Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS Version 1.10 1.1.0
SerialNumber : DJ3Z0C1
Version : DELL – 1
This allows you to check on the BIOS version of a remote machine, and in most cases, grab the vendor service tag (serial number) if you don’t have it documented.