Msinfo32 Command In Windows Server 2008

This article shows how to use Msinfo32 command in Windows Server 2008 operating system.
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Introduction

Msinfo32 is command-line tool that is built in Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. It is used to opens the System Information tool to display a comprehensive view of the hardware, system components, and software environment on the local computer.

Syntax

msinfo32 [/pch] [/nfo <path>] [/report <path>] [/computer <ComputerName>] [/showcategories] [/category <CategoryID>]
 [/categories {+<CategoryID>(+<CategoryID>)|+all(-<CategoryID>)}]
In above syntax
Parameter Description
<Path> 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 name, and XXX is the file name extension.
<Computer Name> Name of the remote or local computer.
<CategoryID> Id of the category item.
/pch Display history view.
/nfo Save the file as .nfo file.
/report Saves the file in Path as text file.
/computer Get details from specified remote computer.
/showcategories Starts the system information with the category IDs displayed instead of displaying friendly names or the localized names.
/category Set focus to a specific category at startup.
/categories Specified category or categories are displayed.

Example

List all the available category IDs.

msinfo32 /showcategories

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