PowerTip: Quickly find a system overview

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 15 Jan. 2014 / Last Updated on 15 Jan. 2014]

Use Windows PowerShell to find a quick system overview

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use Windows PowerShell to find a quick system overview.

Question: You want to find a quick system overview that includes stuff like host name, OS info, bios info, hotfixes, networking and even a hyper-v. How can you do this in a single command?

Answer: Use the SystemInfo command. It appears here:

PS C:\> systeminfo

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com.

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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