Few New Commands I Learnt From a PC-Maintenance Guy

A guy from PC maintenance department came to my cubicle today morning with his inventory sheet to jot down the hardware details of my PC. Little did I know that he was a “commandline ninja”.  Here are a few gems I collected from him:

1. hostname: To echo the system name


2. getmac: To display only the MAC address(es) of the network adapter(s)


Physical Address    Transport Name
=================== ==========================================================
28-F1-0E-05-60-17   \Device\Tcpip_{4E95358B-7AC4-4236-ACAC-142DAA4FAD12}
A0-D3-7A-42-A1-B7   Media disconnected
A0-D3-7A-42-A1-BB   Media disconnected

3. systeminfo| find /i "memory": To get the RAM details

C:\Users\DeepakD>systeminfo | find /i "memory"
Total Physical Memory:     16,276 MB
Available Physical Memory: 9,915 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size:  18,708 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 11,987 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use:    6,721 MB

The filterless systeminfo tells everything…


Host Name:                 DESKTOP-UBU4LPL
OS Name:                   Microsoft Windows 10 Home Single Language
OS Version:                10.0.15063 N/A Build 15063
OS Manufacturer:           Microsoft Corporation
OS Configuration:          Standalone Workstation
OS Build Type:             Multiprocessor Free
Registered Owner:          Admin
Registered Organization:   Microsoft
Product ID:                00342-41316-01818-AAOEM
Original Install Date:     02-05-2017, 07:56:23
System Boot Time:          30-05-2017, 16:48:19
System Manufacturer:       Dell Inc.
System Model:              Inspiron 5559
System Type:               x64-based PC
Processor(s):              1 Processor(s) Installed.
                           [01]: Intel64 Family 6 Model 78 Stepping 3 GenuineIntel ~400 Mhz
BIOS Version:              Dell Inc. 1.2.3, 25-08-2016
Windows Directory:         C:\WINDOWS
System Directory:          C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device:               \Device\HarddiskVolume1
System Locale:             4009
Input Locale:              00004009
Time Zone:                 (UTC+05:30) Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi
Total Physical Memory:     16,276 MB
Available Physical Memory: 9,901 MB
Virtual Memory: Max Size:  18,708 MB
Virtual Memory: Available: 11,966 MB
Virtual Memory: In Use:    6,742 MB
Page File Location(s):     C:\pagefile.sys
Domain:                    WORKGROUP
Logon Server:              \\DESKTOP-UBU4LPL
Hotfix(s):                 2 Hotfix(s) Installed.
                           [01]: KB4020821
                           [02]: KB4016871
Network Card(s):           3 NIC(s) Installed.
                           [01]: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
                                 Connection Name: Ethernet 2
                                 DHCP Enabled:    Yes
                                 DHCP Server:
                                 IP address(es)
                                 [02]: fe80::dc65:6751:acea:69d1
                           [02]: Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
                                 Connection Name: Wi-Fi 2
                                 Status:          Media disconnected
                           [03]: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
                                 Connection Name: Bluetooth Network Connection 3
                                 Status:          Media disconnected
Hyper-V Requirements:      VM Monitor Mode Extensions: Yes
                           Virtualization Enabled In Firmware: Yes
                           Second Level Address Translation: Yes
                           Data Execution Prevention Available: Yes

4. wmic os get osarchitecture: To know whether the processor is 32-bit or 64-bit

C:\Users\DeepakD>wmic os get osarchitecture



5. wmic bios get serialnumber: To get the BIOS serial number

C:\Users\DeepakD>wmic bios get serialnumber

Amazing guy. May his career be super-successful.