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Msinfo (MsInfo32.exe) - Available Controls and Customizations?

Last Modified: 2012-08-14
Does Msinfo (MsInfo32.exe) have any available controls and customization options?  I know the there is an OEM field that can be populated.  (I am not sure where that is controlled though I would assume a registry key somewhere.  Despite several searches on Technet and Google I was coming up empty.)  Further, I was hoping that there would be a place or a way to create an additional fields for Asset tags, Model Serials, etc that would be displayed on the System Information's, System Summary Tab.  Is there any options or registry modification that would allow for that?  I am thinking it may not be possible as all I found were command line switches to exclude elements or return the Data on another machine.  Before I gave up though I figured I'd ask.  Thanks - JBH

(Below are the controls I have found so far,


"Use the following syntax to run the MSINFO32 command on computers that are running Windows Vista and Windows XP:

Msinfo32 [/?] [/pch] [/nfo Path] [/report Path] [/computer ComputerName] [/showcategories] [/category categoryID] [/categories categoryID]

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Specifies the file to be opened in the format C:\folder1\file1.xxx where C is the drive letter, folder1 is the folder, file1 is the file and xxx is the file name extension.

This can be a Universal Naming Convention name, an IP address, or a Fully Qualified Domain Name.

This parameter is obtained by using the /showcategories switch.

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Command options that are supported in Windows Vista and Windows XP
/nfo {Path}
Saves the exported file as an .nfo file. If the file name that is specified in Path does not end in .nfo, an .nfo file name extension will be appended to the file name.

/report {Path}
Saves the file that is specified in Path in the .txt format. The file name will be saved exactly as it appears in path. The .txt file name extension will not be appended to the file unless it is specified in Path.

/computer {ComputerName}
Starts System Information for the specified remote computer.
Note When you connect to a remote computer, you must have appropriate permissions to access WMI on the remote computer.
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Command options that are supported in Windows XP
Displays the history view.

Starts System Information with the category IDs displayed instead of the friendly names or the localized names. For example, when you use this switch, the Software Environment category is displayed as the SWEnv category. SWEnv is a valid categoryID argument for the /category switch and the /categories switch.

/category {categoryID}
Starts System Information with the specified category selected. Use /showcategories to display a list of available category IDs.

/categories {+categoryID(+categoryID)|+all(-categoryID)}
Starts System Information with only the specified category or categories displayed. It also limits the output to the selected category or categories. Use /showcategories to display a list of available category IDs.

/? Displays a brief summary of MSInfo32 command-line options.

Note Some System Information categories contain large amounts of data. You can use the start /wait command to optimize reporting performance for these categories. For more information, see Related Topics.
To open System Information in History view, type:

msinfo32 /pch
To create an .nfo file in the folder C:\Temp with a name of Test.nfo, type:
msinfo32 /nfo C:\TEMP\TEST.NFO
To create a .txt file in the folder C:\Temp with a name of Test.txt, type:
msinfo32 /report C:\TEMP\TEST.NFO
To view System Information from a remote computer with a UNC name of BIGSERVER, type:
msinfo32 /computer BIGSERVER
To list the available category IDs, type:
msinfo32 /showcategories
To start System Information with all available information displayed, except Loaded Modules, type:
msinfo32 /categories +all -loadedmodules
To create an .nfo file called SYSSUM.NFO in the C:\Temp folder that contains information in the System Summary category, type:
msinfo32 /nfo C:\TEMP\SYSSUM.NFO /categories +systemsummary
To create a .NFO file called CONFLICTS.NFO in the C:\TEMP folder that contains information about resource conflicts, type:
msinfo32 /nfo C:\TEMP\CONFLICTS.NFO /categories +componentsproblemdevices+resourcesconflicts+resourcesforcedhardware

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Italic Information that the user must supply
Bold Elements that the user must type exactly as shown
Ellipsis (...) Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line
Between brackets ([]) Optional items
Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd} Set of choices from which the user must choose only one.")
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Thanks for the repsonse.  If that's all there is to work with then there you have it.  And even if the suggested application ultimately isn't the right product for me, it is definitely a helpful place to start and brach off of.  I sure wish there was a way to create additional entries but since there doesn't seem to be I may I'll focus on accomplishing my desired end result within the bounds of the OEM fields.  
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