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I am looking to run a batch file on about 100 Server 2003 machines.  One task is to change a known static ip address of an unknown nic.  There are at least two other nics present on these machines and the interface names are inconsistent.  


Here's the relevant portion of my batch file:
set ipAdrs=192.168.1.15
set subMsk=255.255.255.0
netsh int ip set address name = "%LAN%" source = static addr = %ipAdrs% mask = %subMsk%

How can I get %LAN%?
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Question by:zeabo66
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RobSampson earned 2000 total points
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Hi there, you can try this VBS code.  I suggest you try it on a test machine, just in case...

Regards,

Rob.
strOldIP = "192.168.1.92"
strNewIP = "192.168.1.15"
strNewSubnet = "255.255.255.0"

strComputer = "."
blnFound = False
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select Caption,IPAddress From Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration Where IPEnabled = True")
For Each objItem in colItems
	For Each objIP In objItem.IPAddress
		If strOldIP = objIP Then
			blnFound = True
			strCaption = objItem.Caption
			objItem.EnableStatic Array(strNewIP), Array(strNewSubnet)
		End If
	Next
Next
If blnFound = False Then
	WScript.Echo "Unable to find adapter with IP Address of " & strOldIP
Else
	WScript.Echo strCaption & " was updated."
End If

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by:GoatCreek
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Use powershell

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter IPEnabled=TRUE -ComputerName . | Format-Table -Property IPAddress, servicename

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Where servicename is het nic name.
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