Where Does My NI Computer ID Come From?

Updated Aug 11, 2020

Issue Details

I need my National Instruments computer ID, but I need to know what hardware in my computer it is generated from.

Solution

There are two sources that the computer ID can be based on. One is an Ethernet card's MAC address and the other is a hard drive’s disk volume serial number. By default, desktop computers are based on an Ethernet card and laptop computers are based on a hard drive. It is possible to change which source is used.