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Get-ComputerInfo – Get Computer Multiple Properties

The command to get computer multiple properties like manufacturer, BIOS info, etc. is the Get-ComputerInfo cmdlet in PowerShell.

Get-ComputerInfo cmdlet in PowerShell retrieves computer hardware information like manufacturer, Model, number of processors, Network adapters, BIOS information like Bios version, Bios firmware type, Operating system information OS manufacturer, OS Installed Date, RAM configuration, OS Serial number and so on.

In PowerShell, Get-WMIObject and Get-CIMInstance cmdlets get computer multiple properties and system information. Administrators using these command for years to get computer information but it needs to remember wmi/cim classes to get specific computer properties.

Get-ComputerInfo cmdlet retrieves all computer properties without any parameters. Currently, the Get-ComputerInfo cmdlet returns approx. 182 properties and 4 methods in Windows 10 OS.

Get-ComputerInfo returns properties member type and definition using Get-Member cmdlet as below

Get-ComputerInfo - Member Types
Get-ComputerInfo – Member Types

Let’s understand the Get-ComputerInfo cmdlet in PowerShell with more examples to get multiple properties of a computer, get computer information about the remote computer, get OS version of the remote computer, and so on…

Get-ComputerInfo multiple properties

The command to get computer information from a local computer is the Get-ComputerInfo cmdlet. This command retrieves multiple properties of computer information like get OS name, get OS version of a computer, os language.

Get-ComputerInfo | Select OSName, OSVersion, OSLastBootupTime,OSLanguage  

In the above PowerShell script to get computer information, it gets

OSName – get OS name of computer

OsVersion – Get OS version of the computer

OSLastBootupTime – Get the last boot-up time of the computer

OSLanguage – Get OS language of the system

The output of the above PowerShell script is below.

PS C:\> Get-ComputerInfo | Select OSName, OSVersion, OSLastBootupTime,OSLanguage                                        
OsName                   OsVersion  OsLastBootUpTime    OsLanguage
------                   ---------  ----------------    ----------
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 10.0.18363 03-08-2021 11:18:21 en-US

PS C:\>     

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Get System Information using PowerShell

The powershell command to get system information is Get-ComputerInfo.


In the above script, the PowerShell command Get-ComputerInfo gets the system information and displays it on the terminal.

PowerShell Command to Get System Details
PowerShell Command to Get System Details

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Get-ComputerInfo – Get BIOS Properties of System

Use the command Get-ComputerInfo to get the BIOS properties of a system.

Get-ComputerInfo -Property *BIOS*

In the above PowerShell script, the Get-ComputerInfo uses a wildcard character to select BIOS properties like Bios manufacturer, Bios Name, BiosVersion

The output of the above command is below.

PS C:\> Get-ComputerInfo -Property *BIOS*

BiosCharacteristics                : {7, 9, 11, 12...}
BiosBIOSVersion                    : {DELL   - 1072009, 1.8.2, American Megatrends - 5000B}
BiosBuildNumber                    :
BiosCaption                        : 1.8.2
BiosCodeSet                        :
BiosCurrentLanguage                : en|US|iso8859-1
BiosDescription                    : 1.8.2
BiosEmbeddedControllerMajorVersion : 255
BiosEmbeddedControllerMinorVersion : 255
BiosFirmwareType                   : Uefi
BiosIdentificationCode             :
BiosInstallableLanguages           : 2
BiosInstallDate                    :
BiosLanguageEdition                :
BiosListOfLanguages                : {en|US|iso8859-1, }
BiosManufacturer                   : Dell Inc.
BiosName                           : 1.8.2
BiosOtherTargetOS                  :
BiosPrimaryBIOS                    : True
BiosReleaseDate                    : 03-04-2019 05:30:00
BiosSeralNumber                    : ADVC3X2
BiosSMBIOSBIOSVersion              : 1.8.2
BiosSMBIOSMajorVersion             : 3
BiosSMBIOSMinorVersion             : 1
BiosSMBIOSPresent                  : True
BiosSoftwareElementState           : Running
BiosStatus                         : OK
BiosSystemBiosMajorVersion         : 1
BiosSystemBiosMinorVersion         : 8
BiosTargetOperatingSystem          : 0
BiosVersion                        : DELL   - 1072009

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Get Computer Information for Remote Computer

To get system information from a remote computer, use Invoke-Cmdlet which has the ComputerName parameter to specify one or more remote computer names. It uses the Get-ComputerInfo to get remote computer information.

Invoke-Command -ComputerName 'incorp-eu-01' -ScriptBlock { Get-ComputerInfo -Property "OS*" }  

In the above PowerShell script, the Invoke-Command cmdlet uses a remote computer name to run a command get output from the command, and use Get-ComputerInfo to get operating system information on the remote system.

If you want to get system information or network information from multiple computers, specify the remote computer name as a comma (,) separated as below

Invoke-Command -ComputerName 'incorp-eu-01','incorp-eu-02' -ScriptBlock { Get-ComputerInfo -Property "OS*" }  

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I hope the above article on using PowerShell Get-ComputerInfo to get system information for multiple servers, get system information, BIOS information, or OS information of the remote system.

The Get-ComputerInfo cmdlet in PowerShell is very helpful in retrieving all computer properties without using any parameters.

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