identify computer hardware from cmd

enter windows cmd, then type “wmic”

wmic = windows management instrumentation command

example: to know about motherboard info

1. open windows cmd
2. type “wmic”
3. type “baseboard”

ALIAS list:
ALIAS – Access local system aliases [CALL]

BASEBOARD – Base board management (motherboard or system board)
BIOS – BIOS management (Basic input/output services)
BOOTCONFIG – Boot configuration

CSPRODUCT – Computer system product information from SMBIOS.

DCOMAPP – DCOM Applications.
DESKTOP – User’s Desktop
DESKTOPMONITOR – Desktop Monitor
DEVICEMEMORYADDRESS – Device memory addresses
DISKDRIVE – Physical disk drive
DISKQUOTA – Disk space usage for NTFS volumes.[SET]
DMACHANNEL – Direct memory access (DMA) channel

ENVIRONMENT – System environment settings [SET]
FSDIR – Filesystem directory entry [CALL]

GROUP – Group account [CALL]

IRQ – Interrupt request line

JOB – Jobs scheduled using the schedule service.[CALL]

LOADORDER – System services that define execution dependencies.
LOGICALDISK – Local storage devices [CALL/SET]
LOGON – LOGON Sessions.

MEMCACHE – Cache memory
MEMLOGICAL – System memory, layout and availability
MEMPHYSICAL – Physical memory management

NETCLIENT – Network Client management.
NETLOGIN – Network login information for a particular user.
NETPROTOCOL – Protocols (and their network characteristics).
NETUSE – Active network connection.
NIC – Network Interface Controller (NIC)
NICCONFIG – Network adapter. [CALL]
NTEVENT – NT Event Log.
NTEVENTLOG – NT eventlog file [CALL/SET]

ONBOARDDEVICE – Common adapter devices built into the motherboard.
OS – Operating System/s [CALL/SET]

PAGEFILE – Virtual memory file swapping
PAGEFILESET – Page file settings [SET]
PARTITION – Partitioned areas of a physical disk.
PORT – I/O ports
PORTCONNECTOR – Physical connection ports
PRINTER – Printer device [CALL/SET]
PRINTERCONFIG – Printer device configuration
PRINTJOB – Print job [CALL]
PROCESS – Processes [CALL]*
PRODUCT – Windows Installer [CALL]

QFE – Quick Fix Engineering (patches)
QUOTASETTING – Setting information for disk quotas on a volume. [SET]

REGISTRY – Computer system registry [SET]

SERVER – Server information
SERVICE – Service application [CALL]
SHARE – Shared resourcees [CALL]
SOFTWAREELEMENT – Elements of a software product*
SOFTWAREFEATURE – Subsets of SoftwareElement. [CALL]*
SOUNDDEV – Sound Devices
STARTUP – Commands that run automatically when users logon
SYSACCOUNT – System account
SYSDRIVER – System driver for a base service. [CALL]
SYSTEMENCLOSURE – Physical system enclosure
SYSTEMSLOT – Physical connection points including ports,
slots and peripherals, and proprietary connections points.

TAPEDRIVE – Tape drives
TEMPERATURE – Temperature sensor (electronic thermometer).
TIMEZONE – Time zone data

UPS – Uninterruptible power supply (UPS)
USERACCOUNT – User accounts [CALL/SET]

VOLTAGE – Voltage sensor (electronic voltmeter) data
VOLUME – Local storage volume [CALL/SET]
VOLUMEQUOTASETTING – Associates the disk quota setting with a specific disk volume. [SET]

WMISET – WMI service operational parameters [SET]

New aliases in Windows 2003:
MEMORYCHIP – Memory chip information.
RDACCOUNT – Remote Desktop connection permission [CALL]
RDNIC – Remote Desktop connection on a specific network adapter [CALL/SET]
RDPERMISSIONS – Permissions to a specific Remote Desktop connection [CALL]
RDTOGGLE – Turn Remote Desktop listener on or off remotely[CALL]
RECOVEROS – Blue Screen Information [SET]
SHADOWCOPY – Shadow copy management [CALL]
SHADOWSTORAGE – Shadow copy storage areas [CALL/SET]
VOLUMEUSERQUOTA – Per user storage volume quotas [SET]

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