PC Global Identifier

Posted on 2002-07-10
Last Modified: 2011-09-20
How can I identify a computer Globally?
I have tried with processor id,but it is displaying the same processor ID for Two machines.Please help me
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by:Roshan Davis
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You can identify with its network card id (if exists).

Good Luck

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You would need to get the MAC address of the Network card if it exists.
Each network card has a globally unique MAC address.

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Take a look on this sample for unique BIOS info:
or for uniquue HDD vendor's serial number:

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Here is a link to a simple example on how to grab the MAC Address from the installed network card:


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rpai earned 150 total points
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Take a look at this:-

The code uses the GetAdaptersInfo API function, which is used to get information from the network adapter. This function enables retrieving the unique information to globally identify the computer.
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