Win32_BIOS - WMI sample in Python

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Win32_BIOS

Description

The Win32_BIOS WMI class represents the attributes of the computer system`s basic input/output services (BIOS) that are installed on the computer.

Example(s)

import win32com.client
def WMIDateStringToDate(dtmDate):
    strDateTime = ""
    if (dtmDate[4] == 0):
        strDateTime = dtmDate[5] + '/'
    else:
        strDateTime = dtmDate[4] + dtmDate[5] + '/'
    if (dtmDate[6] == 0):
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[7] + '/'
    else:
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[6] + dtmDate[7] + '/'
        strDateTime = strDateTime + dtmDate[0] + dtmDate[1] + dtmDate[2] + dtmDate[3] + " " + dtmDate[8] + dtmDate[9] + ":" + dtmDate[10] + dtmDate[11] +':' + dtmDate[12] + dtmDate[13]
    return strDateTime

strComputer = "."
objWMIService = win32com.client.Dispatch("WbemScripting.SWbemLocator")
objSWbemServices = objWMIService.ConnectServer(strComputer,"root\cimv2")
colItems = objSWbemServices.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_BIOS")
for objItem in colItems:
    print "BiosCharacteristics:"
    strList = " "
    try :
        for objElem in objItem.BiosCharacteristics :
            strList = strList + `objElem` + ","
    except:
        strList = strList + 'null'
    print strList
    print "BIOSVersion:"
    strList = " "
    try :
        for objElem in objItem.BIOSVersion :
            strList = strList + `objElem` + ","
    except:
        strList = strList + 'null'
    print strList
    if objItem.BuildNumber != None:
        print "BuildNumber:" + ` objItem.BuildNumber`
    if objItem.Caption != None:
        print "Caption:" + ` objItem.Caption`
    if objItem.CodeSet != None:
        print "CodeSet:" + ` objItem.CodeSet`
    if objItem.CurrentLanguage != None:
        print "CurrentLanguage:" + ` objItem.CurrentLanguage`
    if objItem.Description != None:
        print "Description:" + ` objItem.Description`
    if objItem.IdentificationCode != None:
        print "IdentificationCode:" + ` objItem.IdentificationCode`
    if objItem.InstallableLanguages != None:
        print "InstallableLanguages:" + ` objItem.InstallableLanguages`
    if objItem.InstallDate != None:
        print "InstallDate:" + WMIDateStringToDate(objItem.InstallDate)
    if objItem.LanguageEdition != None:
        print "LanguageEdition:" + ` objItem.LanguageEdition`
    print "ListOfLanguages:"
    strList = " "
    try :
        for objElem in objItem.ListOfLanguages :
            strList = strList + `objElem` + ","
    except:
        strList = strList + 'null'
    print strList
    if objItem.Manufacturer != None:
        print "Manufacturer:" + ` objItem.Manufacturer`
    if objItem.Name != None:
        print "Name:" + ` objItem.Name`
    if objItem.OtherTargetOS != None:
        print "OtherTargetOS:" + ` objItem.OtherTargetOS`
    if objItem.PrimaryBIOS != None:
        print "PrimaryBIOS:" + ` objItem.PrimaryBIOS`
    if objItem.ReleaseDate != None:
        print "ReleaseDate:" + WMIDateStringToDate(objItem.ReleaseDate)
    if objItem.SerialNumber != None:
        print "SerialNumber:" + ` objItem.SerialNumber`
    if objItem.SMBIOSBIOSVersion != None:
        print "SMBIOSBIOSVersion:" + ` objItem.SMBIOSBIOSVersion`
    if objItem.SMBIOSMajorVersion != None:
        print "SMBIOSMajorVersion:" + ` objItem.SMBIOSMajorVersion`
    if objItem.SMBIOSMinorVersion != None:
        print "SMBIOSMinorVersion:" + ` objItem.SMBIOSMinorVersion`
    if objItem.SMBIOSPresent != None:
        print "SMBIOSPresent:" + ` objItem.SMBIOSPresent`
    if objItem.SoftwareElementID != None:
        print "SoftwareElementID:" + ` objItem.SoftwareElementID`
    if objItem.SoftwareElementState != None:
        print "SoftwareElementState:" + ` objItem.SoftwareElementState`
    if objItem.Status != None:
        print "Status:" + ` objItem.Status`
    if objItem.TargetOperatingSystem != None:
        print "TargetOperatingSystem:" + ` objItem.TargetOperatingSystem`
    if objItem.Version != None:
        print "Version:" + ` objItem.Version`