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Windows 2012 R2 and error with Get-VMGuestNetworkInterface: "Unable to parse script output"

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I have this powershell script here below. It works fine for all various VMs that we have, except the new Windows 2012 R2 OS's we have created.

$vCenterHost = "vCenter"
$vCenterUser = "domain\vmCreator"
$vCenterPass = "superSecret123"

function ConnectVIServer([string]$vCenterHost, [string]$vCenterUser, [string]$vCenterPass) {
	#The Following is compatible with version 5.1 of powercli: 
	Set-PowerCLIConfiguration -DefaultVIServerMode Single -InvalidCertificateAction Ignore -WebOperationTimeoutSeconds -1 -confirm:$false
	Connect-VIServer -Server $vCenterHost -User $vCenterUser -Password $vCenterPass
}

$vmname = "SuperServer"
$NewPassword = "SuperSecret321"
$newNetworkName = "myPortGroup"
$IP = "10.10.42.130"
$mask = "255.255.255.0"
$gateway = "10.10.42.10"
$dns1 = "10.10.42.200"
$dns2 = "10.10.42.201"

if($vmname -eq "" -or $vmname -eq $null) {
	throw "No vmname entered"
}

$ErrorID = 0

if(-not (Get-PSSnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Core 2> $NULL)) { 
    Add-PSSnapin VMware.VimAutomation.Core 
}
ConnectVIServer $vCenterHost $vCenterUser $vCenterPass

if(!$dns1) {  
	$dns1 = "8.8.8.8"
}
if(!$dns2) {  
	$dns2 = "8.8.8.8"
}

try {
	get-vm $vmname | Get-NetworkAdapter | % {
		(Get-VMGuestNetworkInterface -VM $vmname -GuestUser .\administrator -GuestPassword $NewPassword -ToolsWaitSec 32 | where-object {($_.Name).ToLower() -match "local area connection" -and $_.IP -ne $NULL}) | %{ Set-VMGuestNetworkInterface -VmGuestNetworkInterface $_ -Ip $IP -Netmask $mask -Gateway $gateway -Dns $dns1 -GuestUser .\administrator -GuestPassword $NewPassword}
	}
} catch {
	$ErrorID = "8"
	$ErrorMessage = $_.Exception.Message
	$FailedItem = $_.Exception.ItemName
	throw "ERROR: 700 Could not set IP on vm: $FailedItem - $ErrorMessage"
}
try {
	get-vm $vmname | Get-NetworkAdapter | % {
		$_ | Set-NetworkAdapter -NetworkName $newNetworkName -Confirm:$false		
	}
} catch {
	$ErrorID = "7"
	$ErrorMessage = $_.Exception.Message
	$FailedItem = $_.Exception.ItemName
	throw "ERROR: 800 Could not set VLAN on vm: $FailedItem - $ErrorMessage"
}

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The scripts sets the VLAN correctly, but at line 39 to 41 it is not able to set the IP settings. The error is as follows:


Get-VMGuestNetworkInterface : 13.02.2014 09:10:14    Get-VMGuestNetworkInterfac
e        Unable to parse script output.
At C:\ScriptSources\Scripts - LAB_PROD\PROD\5. Set final VLAN and IP.ps1:40 cha
r:4
+         (Get-VMGuestNetworkInterface -VM $vmname -GuestUser .\administrator -
GuestPass ...
+    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~~
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (:) [Get-VMGuestNetworkInterfac
   e], ViError
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : Client20_VmHostServiceImpl_GetVmGuestNetworkInte
   rface_UnableToParse,VMware.VimAutomation.ViCore.Cmdlets.Commands.GetVmGues
  tNetworkInterface
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What version of PowerCLI are you using?
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VMware vSphere PowerCLI 5.5 Release 1. vSphere environment is 5.1.
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by:Zephyr ICT
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Hmmm strange, the thing is, when you look at the info about this cmdlet it's supposedly not supported for Windows 2012..
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Is there a workaround or another CMD'let I could use?
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by:Zephyr ICT
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Check the installation folder of PowerCLI to see if there's another cmdlet specified for 2012R2 per directions in the manual on page 26

I don't have access to a PowerCLI 5.5 installation at the moment to check for you...
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According to https://pubs.vmware.com/vsphere-55/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.vmware.powercli.cmdletref.doc%2FSet-VMGuestNetworkInterface.html the cmdlet is only supported with Windows XP 32 SP3, Windows Server 2003 32bit SP2, Windows Server 2003 64bit SP2, Windows 7 64 bit, Windows Server 2008 R2 64bit and Redhat Enterprise 5 operating systems.

The system I am running it against is Windows 2012 R2
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I ended up with setting the server in a VLAN where I could reach it over SMB and changing IP with psexec. Psexec can transfer and run a batch file that uses various netsh commands.
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Seems like I found my own solution..
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