MachineGuid is an identifier that is stored in the registry and generated during the installation of Windows. This tutorial provides 2 methods how to get MachineGuid from registry on Windows.
Note that the MachineGuid would be the same on multiple machines if a machine is restored from a backup or clone.
Method 1 - CMD
reg query command can be used for retrieving values by key from registry. To get
MachineGuid as sole output, combine
reg query command with
for /f "skip=2 tokens=3" %a in ('reg query HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Cryptography /v MachineGuid') do @echo %a
Method 2 - PowerShell
To get MachineGuid in PowerShell, use the