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serial number of harddisk

how can we get serial number of harddisk in vb.net 2005 and computer id or a mac address
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Jaime OlivaresCommented:
Consider that a computer can have more than one harddisk or mac address.
For MAC address, you can retrieve the list of MACs this way:

           List<string> Nics = new List<string>();

            NetworkInterface[] adapters = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces();
            foreach (NetworkInterface nic in adapters)
            {
                NetworkInterfaceType type= nic.NetworkInterfaceType;
                if (type!= NetworkInterfaceType.Loopback && type!= NetworkInterfaceType.Tunnel && type!= NetworkInterfaceType.Unknown)
                {
                    this.Nics.Add(nic.GetPhysicalAddress().ToString());
                }
            }
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Jaime OlivaresCommented:
Sorry, that was C# code. Here is the vb.net code:

Dim Nics As New List(Of String)()

Dim adapters As NetworkInterface() = NetworkInterface.GetAllNetworkInterfaces()
For Each nic As NetworkInterface In adapters
    Dim type As NetworkInterfaceType = nic.NetworkInterfaceType
    If type <> NetworkInterfaceType.Loopback AndAlso type <> NetworkInterfaceType.Tunnel AndAlso type <> NetworkInterfaceType.Unknown Then
        Me.Nics.Add(nic.GetPhysicalAddress().ToString())
    End If
Next

you will need also:

Imports System.Net
Imports System.Net.NetworkInformation

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16700Author Commented:
Thankx.
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