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Hi!
I'm looking for informaiton on getting machine-dependent information (like processor ID, network card MAC, hdd serial, windows installation....)

a) how to get this info
b) what else could be used
c) no flames....


TIA
Peter
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Hi peterchen,

here's a link to free code/dll which determines NIC-address and hdd serial:
http://www.naughter.com/pjsecure.html

here's a link to a PAQ about how to retrieve CPU ID if exists:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?ta=cplusprog&qid=20160242 (you'll have to pay 20 points to look at it, but I think it's worth that)

I'm not sure what you mean with 'windows installation' ... if you mean which version of windows is running you can use code at:
http://www.naughter.com/dtwinver.html

hope that helps,

ZOPPO
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Further, in registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion you can find a value 'ProductId' which seems to be used to store a serial number of the installed windows.
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Regarding the CPUID PAQ - the code listing there is for Linux, and keep in mind that '__asm { CPUID};' probably is a privileged instruction...
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have alook at windows management instrumentation WMI - I feel have already said this today - have you posted something similar today on another board?
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this is a sample http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/wmisdk/hh/wmisdk/us_approg_7cxa.asp

you will probably have to use IWebmServices to get the info you want

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Great! Thanks for the fast feedback, I'm almost happy; only one thing:

are there other things I could test to generate an machine+installation specific code?

Peter
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UUIDCreate and UUIDCreateSequential if you have a newtwork card
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by:peterchen092700
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>> UUIDCreate and UUIDCreateSequential
yep, thsi is pretty much the code that Zoppo suggested.

some points for you:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qManageQuestion.jsp?ta=winprog&qid=20162719

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