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[NUC] Using PowerShell or WMIC with ​ NUC

Windows tools such as Powershell and WMIC can be used to get SMBIOS information from an NUC without having to enter the BIOS Setup.

Visual BIOS

SMBIOS sectionDisplays:
System Information

Information about the entire NUC unit, including:

  • Manufacturer
  • Product name
  • Version
  • Serial number
Board Information

Information about the motherboard inside the NUC, including:

  • Manufacturer
  • Product name
  • Version
  • Serial number
BIOS Information

Information about the BIOS, including

  • BIOS version
  • BIOS release date
























NoteThe PowerShell and WMI commands listed below might not work with legacy NUCs and older BIOS versions. In these instances, the command will return characters like ÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿÿ or nothing at all.






Using PowerShell

Open Windows PowerShell:

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type PowerShell and select Windows PowerShell.

Windows Powershell

To get this informationEnter this Powershell command
General System InformationGet-ComputerInfo | Format-List *
System > ManufacturerGet-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem Manufacturer
System > Product nameGet-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem Model
System > VersionGet-ItemProperty "HKLM:\HARDWARE\Description\System\BIOS" -Name SystemVersion
System > Serial numberGet-WmiObject Win32_BIOS SerialNumber
Board > ManufacturerGet-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard Manufacturer
Board > Product nameGet-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard Product
Board > Version (SA#)Get-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard Version
Board > Serial numberGet-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard SerialNumber
BIOS versionGet-WmiObject Win32_BIOS SMBIOSBIOSVersion
BIOS release dateGet-ItemProperty "HKLM:\HARDWARE\Description\System\BIOS" -Name BIOSReleaseDate
































Using Command Prompt

Open a command prompt:

  1. Press the Windows key.
  2. Type cmd.
  3. Select Command Prompt.

Select Command Prompt

To get this informationEnter this WMI command
System > Manufacturerwmic computersystem get manufacturer
System > Product nameNot available with WMIC
System > VersionNot available with WMIC
System > Serial numberwmic bios get serialnumber Note: this command doesn't return valid results on some NUCs.
Board > Manufacturerwmic baseboard get manufacturer
Board > Product namewmic baseboard get product
Board > Version (AA#)wmic baseboard get version
Board > Serial numberwmic baseboard get serialnumber
BIOS versionwmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
BIOS release datewmic bios get releasedate



























You can get multiple results with one WMIC command, such as: 
wmic baseboard get manufacturer,product,serialnumber,version

To view all available WMI command line switches, enter:

  • wmic computersystem get /?
  • wmic baseboard get /?
  • wmic bios get /?
Related topics
Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)
Connecting to WMI Remotely with PowerShell
Version history
Last update:
‎03-24-2024 01:11 AM
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