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CPU Serial Number

Using VS.Net 2000 and C#
How can I get the
CPU Serial Number and the
Operating Syatem Serial Number
Thanks in advance,
Paul

Jul 21 '05 #1
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PaulThomas wrote:
Using VS.Net 2000 and C#
How can I get the
CPU Serial Number and the
Operating Syatem Serial Number
Thanks in advance,
Paul


Do CPU's still have a unique ID? I don't think AMD cpu's ever had one to
begin with.

"In late-April, 2000, Intel quietly let it be known that future
processors, starting with the Williamette family of processors, would
not include the Processor Serial Number. Pentium-III processors still
have the PSN installed."

Source: http://www.cdt.org/privacy/issues/pentium3/

--
Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v.
Jul 21 '05 #2
What about the Operating Syatem Serial Number
Windows does still have serial numbers (doesn't it?)
I am looking for a unique way to identify the user accessing my web site.
I know that I can (and I am) capturing the IP address, but I wanted to take
it down to the actual PC.
Thanks,
Paul
"C-Services Holland b.v." wrote:
PaulThomas wrote:
Using VS.Net 2000 and C#
How can I get the
CPU Serial Number and the
Operating Syatem Serial Number
Thanks in advance,
Paul


Do CPU's still have a unique ID? I don't think AMD cpu's ever had one to
begin with.

"In late-April, 2000, Intel quietly let it be known that future
processors, starting with the Williamette family of processors, would
not include the Processor Serial Number. Pentium-III processors still
have the PSN installed."

Source: http://www.cdt.org/privacy/issues/pentium3/

--
Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v.

Jul 21 '05 #3
Paul,

There is AFAIK only one option and that the MAC address from the network
adapter.

This works of course only with computers with a Lan adapter, however that
are more and more all portables and desktops. You have of course to find a
solution when those change, however that is with a processor as well..

I hope this helps,

Cor
Jul 21 '05 #4
PaulThomas wrote:
What about the Operating Syatem Serial Number
Windows does still have serial numbers (doesn't it?)
I am looking for a unique way to identify the user accessing my web site.
I know that I can (and I am) capturing the IP address, but I wanted to take
it down to the actual PC.
Thanks,
Paul


Browsers can't access that kind of information (or they shouldn't be
able to). What you can check is the IP address, which you do and from
that the MAC address which should capture dial-up differences. In most
cases you wouldn't even get the IP from the computer itself, but from
the router that is used. If you want to go any further you'd have to
write some sort of plugin for the browser(s) that somehow collects more
info, but noone in their right mind would install anything like that
(spyware ring a bell?).

--
Rinze van Huizen
C-Services Holland b.v.
Jul 22 '05 #5


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