Using PowerShell or WMIC with Intel®​ NUC


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

Intel® Visual BIOS

SMBIOS section Displays:
System Information Information about the entire Intel NUC unit, including:
  • Manufacturer
  • Product name
  • Version
  • Serial number
Board Information Information about the motherboard inside the Intel NUC, including:
  • Manufacturer
  • Product name
  • Version
  • Serial number
BIOS Information Information about the BIOS, including
  • BIOS version
  • BIOS release date
Note The 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 information Enter this Powershell command
General System Information Get-ComputerInfo | Format-List *
System > Manufacturer Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem Manufacturer
System > Product name Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem Model
System > Version Get-ItemProperty "HKLM:\HARDWARE\Description\System\BIOS" -Name SystemVersion
System > Serial number Get-WmiObject Win32_BIOS SerialNumber
Board > Manufacturer Get-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard Manufacturer
Board > Product name Get-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard Product
Board > Version (SA#) Get-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard Version
Board > Serial number Get-WmiObject Win32_BaseBoard SerialNumber
BIOS version Get-WmiObject Win32_BIOS SMBIOSBIOSVersion
BIOS release date Get-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 information Enter this WMI command
System > Manufacturer wmic computersystem get manufacturer
System > Product name Not available with WMIC
System > Version Not available with WMIC
System > Serial number wmic bios get serialnumber Note: this command doesn't return valid results on some Intel NUCs.
Board > Manufacturer wmic baseboard get manufacturer
Board > Product name wmic baseboard get product
Board > Version (AA#) wmic baseboard get version
Board > Serial number wmic baseboard get serialnumber
BIOS version wmic bios get smbiosbiosversion
BIOS release date wmic 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