[Solved] NodeJs The node identifier for {My machine name} is {some alphanumeric value}.

I already have node installed in my machine and it was working fine. when I do node -v it is displaying

The node identifier for {My machine name} is {some alphanumeric value}.

node identifier

I used the node.js command prompt, instead of the windows default command prompt and it worked for me. Did not know why it did’t work in the windows default command prompt.


It is a straightforward answer for this solution but make make sure , have you installed node.js in your machine.

Approach: 1

I have installed CA Harvest software, Which has conflict with node.exe.

Finally, I found a very simple and straightforward answer without breaking my Harvest SCM by removing it from the path. I tried this, open your windows command line (cmd) and then pass the following nodejs batch file so that it will set your command line to the environment. Enjoy the node commands there.

  • Open a terminal window in your project, first type cmd and hit enter to make sure the windows version
  • Pass NodeJS batch file “C:\Program Files\nodejs\nodevars.bat” (if the bat file path is not correct please check it where it is exactly installed in your machine) and hit enter again to set as node.js environment
  • Say npm start to run the application

Please see the below image for more information to set the command prompt for NodeJs environment

node identifier for BNJIUG03 is r4hx26yagx

Approach: 2

Editing the path variable will solve the issue as explained in the answer below

Steps to resolve:


  1. Navigate to Start > Computer > Right-click Properties > Advanced system settings
  2. Under the Advanced tab, select Environment Variables
  1. Under System variables, select “Path” variable
  2. Find nodejs EXE, usually “C:\Program Files (x86)\nodejs\”
  3. Cut and paste this to the beginning of the “Path” variable. Ensure the paths are separated by a ;


If we Installed CA Harvest software which will conflict with node.exe. so, without breaking our Harvest SCM we pass the following nodejs batch file, or Editing the path variable will solve the issue as we explained in the solution section, we hope you find them helpful.

Shivaraju M

Over 3+ years experience in IT industry, good knowledge in . Net-based Web applications, windows applications, web services, and SPAs. I have played multiple roles related to technical delivery in multiple domains while working on over 10+ technologies. I am currently focused on continuous improvement and agile project management.

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