Get Hardware Hash for Windows Autopilot

To identify a device with Windows Autopilot, the device’s unique hardware identifier (hardware hash) must be captured and uploaded to the Windows Autopilot service. This is usually the first step when you want to provision a machine using Windows Autopilot. The autopilot hardware hash can be uploaded by the manufacturer/reseller for new devices. However, hardware hash needs to be collected manually for devices already in a corporate environment and not already enrolled in Microsoft Intune.

In this blog post, we will discuss different ways to collect hardware hash to manually register device with Windows Autopilot.

Related Post: Windows 10 Autopilot Deployment Guide | Intune

Install the Script Directly from the PowerShell Gallery

Run the following command in elevated PowerShell to install the script directly from the PowerShell Gallery. The command will install Get-WindowsAutopilot script, run the script and save the Hardware hash in C:\HWID folder.

[Net.ServicePointManager]::SecurityProtocol = [Net.SecurityProtocolType]::Tls12
New-Item -Type Directory -Path "C:\HWID"
Set-Location -Path "C:\HWID"
$env:Path += ";C:\Program Files\WindowsPowerShell\Scripts"
Set-ExecutionPolicy -Scope Process -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
Install-Script -Name Get-WindowsAutopilotInfo
Get-WindowsAutopilotInfo -OutputFile AutopilotHWID.csv

Download and Run the Script on Each computer

The Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo script uses WMI to retrieve properties needed for a device to register with Windows autopilot. This script obtains hardware hash from local or remote devices. You can download the PowerShell script (Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1) from the PowerShell gallery.

Get Device Information (Hardware Hash) for Local Device

To collect hardware hash for a local computer, copy the script on the local computer and use the below command line. The script exports hardware hash in a CSV file in the current directory.

Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 -outputfile HWIDVM003.CSV

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Get Hardware Hash for Remote Device

You can use the above script to get hardware hash for autopilot for a remote computer. You need to run the script with -ComputerName parameter.

Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 -ComputerName TESTDEVICE01 -OutputFile deviceinfo.csv

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Get Hardware Hash for Multiple Remote Computers (Input from text file)

We have shown how to get hardware hash for autopilot for a remote computer in the last example. However, the example was for a single remote computer. To get hardware hash for multiple remote computers, the input can be provided from a text file. The computer’s name should be provided in a text file in the below format.

Intune hardware hash input text file mulitple computer

Use the below command line to get the autopilot hardware hash for all computers in a text file. The script will export the hardware hash in CSV file in the current directory. Please note that all devices should be online and necessary ports should be open in the firewall to establish a connection with remote WMI.

Get-content .\Computers.txt | .\Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 -OutputFile deviceinfo.csv

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Get hardware hash for Multiple Remote Devices ( Input from csv file)

To get hardware hash for multiple remote computers, the input can be provided from a CSV file. The computer’s name should be provided in CSV file in the below format. Please note that ComputerName column header is mandatory when you provide input from a CSV (Comma Separated File).

Hardware hash CSV

CSV file format for Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1

Use the below command line to collect the hardware hash. The script will export hardware hash in CSV file in the current directory.

Import-Csv -path .\computers.csv | .\Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 -OutputFile deviceinfo.csv

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Get Device Information (Hardware hash) for Multiple Remote Devices ( Input from SCCM Collection)

The Get-WindowsAutopilotInfo script also accepts the input directly from the SCCM collection. To get the hardware hash for members of the SCCM collection, you need to get the list of collection members using Get-CMCollectionMember cmdlet and pass the input to Get-WindowsAutopilotInfo script.

Follow the below steps to get hardware hash for a member of the SCCM collection. Similar to the input provided from CSV / Text file, this method also requires that the machine is online as the script will gather the information by connecting to a remote computer WMI.

  • Open Windows Powershell with Local Administrator permission
  • Set execution policy to unrestricted (Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Scope currentuser)
  • Import Configuration Manager Powershell Module (Import-Module ‘C:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin\ConfigurationManager.psd1’)
  • Change drive letter to SCCM site code ( e.g, CD P01)
  • Use the below command to obtain the hardware hash.

Get-CMCollectionMember -CollectionName “Test VMs” | D:\temp\Get-WindowsAutopilotInfo.ps1 -OutputFile D:\temp\deviceinfo.csv

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Get Device Hardware Hash Details From SCCM

SCCM Report: Windows AutoPilot Device Information

The built-in SCCM report “Windows AutoPilot Device Information” pulls out hardware hash for SCCM clients. SCCM collects this information as part of the default hardware inventory and information already present in SCCM database.

Follow the below steps to get the details.

  • In Configuration Manager admin console, navigate to Monitoring / Reports and search “AutoPilot”.
  • From the result, select “Windows AutoPilot Device Information” report and Run the report.
  • Export the result to CSV file.

SCCM Report | Windows AutoPilot Device Information

ConfigMgr CMPivot Utility

CMPivot is in-console utility introduced in Configuration Manager version 1806. CMPivot allows SCCM admin to initiate a live query on select computers. The device must be online and accessible to collect the information using CMPivot tool.

Follow the below steps to collect hardware hash using CMPivot utility.

  • Launch Configuration Manager Admin Console
  • Navigate to device collection and select any device collection that you want to collect the Hardware hash.
  • Right-Click on Device collection and select Start CMPivot.

You will now see CMPivot application opened. Follow the steps mentioned below to open Get Autopilot CSV info script from the Community hub and get hardware hash using that script.

Collect hardware hash autopilot | CMPivot

  1. Click on the Query tab.
  2. Click on Community hub icon on the top right corner. Wait for the list. It may take sometime.
  3. Click on Get Autopilot CSV info script
  4. You will see the script in query editor
  5. Click on Run Query
  6. You can see the result in Result pane

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