Retrieves Windows Deployment Services information about a specified prestaged device.


WDSUTIL /Get-Device {/Device:<Device name> | /ID:<MAC or UUID>} [/Domain:<Domain>] [/Forest:{Yes | No}]


Parameter Description

/Device:<Device name>

Specifies the name of the device (SAMAccountName).


Specifies either the MAC address or the UUID (GUID) of the computer, as shown in the following examples. Note that a valid GUID must be in one of two formats —binary string or GUID string

  • Binary string: /ID:ACEFA3E81F20694E953EB2DAA1E8B1B6

  • MAC address: 00B056882FDC (no dashes) or 00-B0-56-88-2F-DC (with dashes)

  • GUID string: /ID:E8A3EFAC-201F-4E69-953-B2DAA1E8B1B6


Specifies the domain to be searched for the prestaged device. The default value for this parameter is the local domain.

[/Forest:{Yes | No}]

Specifies whether the device search will include the entire forest or be restricted to the local domain. The default value is No, meaning that only the local domain will be searched.


To get information by using the device name, type:

WDSUTIL /Get-Device /Device:Computer1

To get information by using the MAC address, type:

WDSUTIL /Verbose /Get-Device /ID:"00-B0-56-88-2F-DC" /Domain:MyDomain

To get information by using the GUID string, type:

WDSUTIL /Verbose /Get-Device /ID:E8A3EFAC-201F-4E69-953-B2DAA1E8B1B6 /Forest:Yes