Systeminfo switches: How to use Systeminfo command-line tool switches


Systeminfo.exe file is a software component of Microsoft Windows by Microsoft. Microsoft Windows is an operating system; a piece of software that acts as a bridge between the hardware and software counterparts of a computer. Systeminfo.exe runs a command-line utility that displays system information on hardware and software components operating under the Windows environment. Often you want quick access to the current system information of your own PC, for example, to get information about the current computer name in the network, the last system start time, information about the virtual memory, or the installed hotfixes. This is all relatively easy because since Windows XP and also in all subsequent Windows versions such as Windows 7, 8, and Windows 10 there is the often forgotten command “systeminfo”.

How to use Systeminfo command-line tool switches

Systeminfo displays detailed configuration information about a computer and its operating system, including operating system configuration, security information, product ID, and hardware properties (such as RAM, disk space, and network cards).

Note: The systeminfo.exe gives an overview of the same information as MSINFO32.
– Ensure to run the command prompt as an Administrator, or else this utility will not launch. From CMD, run the command below.


There is more you can do with this switch as shown below.

Systeminfo [/s <Computer> [/u <Domain>\<UserName> [/p <Password>]]] [/fo {TABLE | LIST | CSV}] [/nh]
Parameters Descriptions
/s <Computer> Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes).
The default is the local.
Runs the command with the account permissions of the specified user account. If /u is not specified, this command uses the permissions of the user who is currently logged on to the computer that is issuing the command.
/p <Password>Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
/fo <Format>Specifies the output format with one of the following values
TABLE: Displays output in a table.
LIST: Displays output in a list.
CSV: Displays output in Comma Separated Values format.
/nhSuppresses column headers in the output. Valid when the /fo parameter is set to TABLE or CSV.
/?Displays help at the command prompt.

To view configuration information for a computer named TestPC, type:

systeminfo /s TestPC

– Furthermore, To remotely view configuration information for a computer named TestPC that is located on the TechDirect domain, type:

systeminfo /s TestPC /u TechDirect\username

To remotely view configuration information (in list format) for a computer named TestPC that is located on the TechDirect domain, type th following below. To view Windows system information via the Windows registry.

systeminfo /s TechDirect /u TechDirect\username /p P@ssLab67 /fo list

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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