WMI query returning IP address of VPN adapter, not physical NIC
Posted on 2011-02-15
I'm posting here in hopes that someone can make a suggestion that I can pass along to one of our application vendors. The vendor's application is using WMI to query the IP address of the PCs it manages. Some of the PCs in question have a Juniper SSL VPN client on them that is used to connect with a customer site. When the users of these PCs establish the VPN session, WMI starts reporting that the IP address is the one used by the VPN adapter, and not the physical LAN connection.
Clients being queried are all Windows 7 Enterprise.
The vendor is not making any progress on this. Does anyone know of a way to prevent the IP address of the VPN adapter from becoming the one reported by WMI? Attacking from a different angle, is there a more specific WMI query they could be making to get the right info, recognizing that this revised query would need to work in many differing environments?