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How to find a serial number of a machine using WMI

As I keep forgetting this myself, this is how to get a serial number from a desktop or laptop using WMI – saves you from bending down and trying to fumble to find it under the desk. On a local machine Open a command prompt as an administrator and type the following: wmic bios get […]

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Missing performance counters for WMI Solarwinds

Using Solarwinds Orion to monitor Active Directory or Exchange services can sometimes throw a wobbly when it comes to the 64 bit counters for WMI.  Upon running the query in wbemtest usually results in an error.  To repair the error run the following from a command prompt : winmgmt /clearadap winmgmt /kill winmgmt /unregserver winmgmt […]

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