How To Obtain Your Computers Host ID

Getting hold of your computers Host ID for the first time and choosing the correct Host ID can be a difficult task if you do not know where to go and what to look for.

Step 1: Opening the command prompt window

Windows XP: Go to Start, then Run and type: cmd and press Enter.
Windows 7 and newer: Go to Start, and in the search field type: cmd and press Enter.

This opens a command (DOS) window.

Step 2: Obtaining the HostID Information

There is quite a few commands that can be used to obtain your computers Host ID

Option 1: getmac >myhostid.txt

Type the following command: getmac >myhostid.txt. This will generate a text file with all the Host ID's associated with your computer. The text file will be stored at the following path C:\Users\Computer Name. This text file should be provided to SIMTEQ Engineering to be able to generate a license file.

Figure 1: Command Prompt Window

Figure 2: Example Path to Text File With HostID

Figure 3: Generated Text File.

Figure 4: Host ID Text File

This is the easiest way to obtain the required Host ID information. The process of obtaining the required host ID information is now complete. If this option does not work or if you want to know in more detail what you are sending to SIMTEQ Engineering, read through the options below.

Option 2: getmac

Type the following command: getmac. This will bring up a list of all the Host ID's associated with your computer. The first Host ID is usually your Ethernet cards Host ID and that is the Host ID that should be provided to SIMTEQ Engineering to be able to generate a license file.

Figure 5: Computer Host ID's

Option 3: ipconfig/all

Type the following command: ipconfig/all. This will bring up a detailed list of all the Host ID's associated with your computer. Find the physical Address of the Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection. This Host ID that should be provided to SIMTEQ Engineering to be able to generate a license file.

Figure 6: Computer Physical Address

The hostID's can also be stored in a text file as shown in option one using the following command ipconfig/all > myhostid.txt

Figure 7: Host ID Text File

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