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emperor99
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if VM hardware serialno could be modified?

is there some method could modify VM hardware serial number?

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emperor99
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i've tried 2 ways but are all failed.

1. i mount a bootable iso to boot dos, and using DMI.exe with /ss change bios type 1 string

2.replace vmware-vmx.exe bios block by changing DMI string using bios editor

two method seems ok cuz DMI type 2 and type 3 are changed.

BUTwhen i power on VM and get in the Linux system and run dmidecode get following result:

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 25 bytes

System Information

Manufacturer: emperor

Product Name: Changedok

Version: changedok

Serial Number: VMware-56 4d d2 bf 8d ea 6e ec-81 67 6d 50 42

72 07 46

UUID: 564DD2BF-8DEA-6EEC-8167-6D5042720746

Wake-up Type: Power Switch

So, i think vmware WS5.5 have DMI type 1 changed during poweron VM. i don't know if there is a way

such as change config file to Modify Serial Number: VMware-56 4d d2 bf 8d ea 6e ec-81 67 6d 50 42 72 07 46 to 123456.

Anyone help me?!!

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