I contacted Apple service and got comment, that problem was with hard drives, that had 13 numbers in serial number. On most portable Macs, it is located on the bottom of the laptop. I want to have Batch file which will pull above information and appends on to Text File which should be created on Current User Desktop. If it isn't a mass produced model it simply won't need a serial number as there isn't many reasons to identify the computer as one complete unit. To my question, how can I find out, whether my hard drives have 13 or 17 symbols, I got answer, that we either have to open iMac and check it by ourselves for ~30 iMacs it's not the greatest thing to hear or that there is a special terminal command, which may return this number, but the guy didn't remember at the moment, which exactly.
Do you think it would be a better place? My screenshot was only to show you where to look for this. Use the below command to get the list of properties. I think you could create a report that would include the information you requested. Here is a very simple script to return model and serial number information for your computer. I'm trying to setup Spiceworks inventory at a client now and it looks very promising.
I have a situation with iMacs in company I'm working. I needed a way to get machine serial numbers on my network and that feature is not in Remote Desktop, so I decided to do it my own way. The first two lines prompt you for a name and from there on sends all data to. After multiple hard drive failures we have found out, that most of our iMacs had defective Seagate Hard Drives, which Apple provided replacement program. I am aware of third tools, which may pull more info in different formats, but I just don't want to install some app. What serial numbers are you referring to? At times I think it deserves a hint of its own.
They won't have the same number of characters or look the same. See the shell script I created below. Sometimes the website doesn't work and you're either negotiating with the local support guy to go find it for you and then the data's suspect by definition , or you're just out of luck. What do you see there for your Seagate? Typically, csh and tcsh are easier since they work more like C for those of you who program. I tried the following and nothing happened.
I'd comment out the echo lines, as I was using them for debugging. If you get the information for one machine then enter the details for the other clients in the text file. Understand this is the bruit force way to go about it with only having windows. It's common sage advice for the benefit of anyone who's more seriously interested in writing shell scripts. There are other cases where tcsh works better and should be used. While the script is running, the variable can be read by another user if the correct ps option is used.
I'm not a powershell person but I found these code snippets that will get you started. If not, I may need to Turn On or install PowerShell to run the script to get the info, so it's a lot of work. Then you can send and run it via Remote Desktop. And if you have to put the password into the script, please make sure the appropriate read permissions are set so it cannot be read by unintended eyes. Powershell to get the info, sending it to the desktop of the computer will need more work. Here's a handy trick I discovered recently when I needed to get a lot of server serial numbers pretty quickly. .
I get your point, but the problem is different. You could also run an nmap zenmap scan of a subnet range, mac address is one of the reported values of the scan. You could probably write a powershell script to grab the computer name and serial number and then use the computer name to grab the mac address. The individual components will likely have separate warranties with their respective manufacturers. Quick and dirty, but it did what I needed it to do. Read the rest of the hint for the script. If you find a good method to collect the information you want, post it.
When I look in the About This Mac window I don't see anything that states Late 2009 or something similar. There are cases where I'd rather use sh over tcsh. The question - how, without opening iMac - using Terminal, can I find out, what Apple's serial number is on my Seagate hard drive? The second number is assigned by Apple for the same hard drive - and this is the number, that I have to find out, the number, written under Apple logo and barcode. Every Mac has a specific serial number that is required for the many benefits that Apple offers to its customers, including warranty service. You can indirectly get this information from a web page and the curl command. If the procedure needs to be performed repeatedly, can a new dedicated user be set up with the whole command set as the shell? Does anybody know a terminal command that gives me the model of my Mac? You may not have to touch each client manually. I write shell scripts using sh, bash, csh, and tcsh.
In addition, be wary of putting sensitive information, such as a password, into an environment variable. The adage of not using t csh for scripting is based on a personal choice. By the way, we are on Workgroup, so I will go to each pc to pull this info. Unless that is done the fields often read their default values e. The discussion is about Apple serial number for Seagate hard drive, not Seagate's take a look on red square in image. The program now is expired and it's impossible to find out, whether they had hard drives, that very easily may fail or not. You can grab this easily from the command prompt.
Calling one shell better than the other like this author does pigeonholes us. No, I am not using Spiceworks desktop app currently if you are about suggest that one. As mentioned by Allan in his comment, you can use the following command to minimize the output to include relevant portions of the device information that contain the device name and serial number with a bit of additional info. I use the shell which gets the job done best. After the first grep there are no more lines left. Below is the exact command you can run on any Windows computer to retrieve serial number.