Unique identifiers for a PC
Posted on 2003-03-03
I am seeking a way of uniquely identifying a PC for security issues. Currently I am using the Hard disk serial numbers but have found that these are not unique. In one case a company had 15 PCs which all had the same serial number on their hard disks!
THis needs to be based on something that is more or less fixed. eg ip address is possibly going to change from login to login.
One option is the computer's name on the network. This would at least distinguish between 2 PCs that are one the same network. Is there a function to determine this?
Any other suggestions/functions eg Windows serial number (although again this may not be unique for PCs in the same company with site licences).