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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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by:AlonHirsch
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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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Alon
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by:Ark
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Take a look on this sample for unique BIOS info:
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=3292
or for uniquue HDD vendor's serial number:
http://www.freevbcode.com/ShowCode.Asp?ID=3380

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

http://www.planetsourcecode.com/vb/scripts/ShowCode.asp?txtCodeId=29670&lngWId=1

-M
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Take a look at this:-http://www.codeguru.com/network/ViewAdapterInfo.html

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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Hi sdinfosys@pcsupport,
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Ark, points for you added to previously unclaimed points at:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Programming_Languages/Visual_Basic/Q_20535656.html
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