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January 6, 2015 at 7:23 pm

I have been struggling for a week trying to get this to work. I need some help on how to do this looping correctly. I want to get all the properties listed for each adapter if possible. Here is the code I am trying to work with.

#Network Configuration Start

$Networks = Get-WmiObject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -ComputerName $Computer | ? {$_.IPEnabled}
foreach ($network in $networks) {
$AdapterDesc = $Network.Description
$IPAddress = $Network.IpAddress
$SubnetMask = $Network.IPSubnet
$DefaultGateway = $Network.DefaultIPGateway
$DNSServers = $Network.DNSServerSearchOrder
$DNSDomain = $Network.DNSDomain
$DNSSuffix = $Network.DNSDomainSuffixSearchOrder
$FullDNSREG = $Network.FullDNSRegistrationEnabled
$WINSLMHOST = $Network.WINSEnableLMHostsLookup
$WINSPRI = $Network.WINSPrimaryServer
$WINSSEC = $Network.WINSSecondaryServer
$DOMAINDNSREG = $Network.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled
$DNSEnabledWINS = $Network.DNSEnabledForWINSResolution
$TCPNETBIOSOPTION = $Network.TcpipNetbiosOptions
$IsDHCPEnabled = $false
If($network.DHCPEnabled) {
$IsDHCPEnabled = $true
}
}

$Networkprops = Get-NetAdapter -Name * -CimSession $computer
foreach ($Networkprop in $Networkprops) {
$AdapterName = $networkprop.name
$Status = $networkprop.status
$LinkSpeed = $networkprop.linkspeed
$Driverinformation = $networkprop.driverinformation
$MACAddress = $Network.MACAddress
}

$OutputObj = New-Object -Type PSObject
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name AdapterName -Value $AdapterName
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name AdapterDesc -Value $AdapterDesc
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name MACAddress -Value $MACAddress
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name IsDHCPEnabled -Value $IsDHCPEnabled
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name IPAddress -Value $IPAddress
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name SubnetMask -Value $SubnetMask
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name Gateway -Value $DefaultGateway
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "DNSServers (10.1.1.21,10.2.1.22)" -Value $DNSServers
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "DNSDomain (wfm.pvt)" -Value $DNSDomain
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "DNSSuffix (wfm.pvt,wholefoods.com)" -Value $DNSSuffix
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "DNS Register Connection Address in DNS (True)" -Value $FULLDNSREG
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "DNS Use Connection DNS Suffix in DNS (False)" -Value $DOMAINDNSREG
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "WINSPrimaryServer" -Value $WINSPRI
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "WINSSecondaryServer" -Value $WINSSEC
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "WINS EnableLMHostsLookup (False)" -Value $WINSLMHOST
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "WINS Netbios Setting (Disabled=2)" -Value $TCPNETBIOSOPTION
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Disable NetBIOS over TCPIP (False)" -Value $DNSENABLEDWINS
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name "Port Status" -Value $Status
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name LinkSpeed -Value $LinkSpeed
$OutputObj | Add-Member -MemberType NoteProperty -Name DriverInfo -Value $Driverinformation

#Network Configuration End

$OutputObj

January 7, 2015 at 5:10 am

What problems are you experiencing?

January 7, 2015 at 5:39 am

Hey there Chris,

Give the PSCustomObject a whirl. You can loop everything through per computer, order it the way you want, and it's a little cleaner to read.

$ComputerName = "server01","server03"

ForEach($Computer in $ComputerName){
$Networks = Get-WmiObject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -ComputerName $Computer | ? {$_.IPEnabled}
$Networkprops = Get-NetAdapter -Name * -CimSession $Computer
[PSCustomObject]@{
AdapterDesc = $Networks.Description
IPAddress = $Networks.IPAddress
SubnetMask = $Networks.IPSubnet
DefaultGateway = $Networks.DefaultIPGateway
DNSServers = $Networks.DNSServerSearchOrder
DNSDomain = $Networks.DNSDomain
DNSSuffix = $Networks.DNSDomainSuffixSearchOrder
FullDNSREG = $Networks.FullDNSRegistrationEnabled
WINSLMHOST = $Networks.WINSEnableLMHostsLookup
WINSPRI = $Networks.WINSPrimaryServer
WINSSEC = $Networks.WINSSecondaryServer
DOMAINDNSREG = $Networks.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled
DNSEnabledWINS = $Networks.DNSEnabledForWINSResolution
TCPNETBIOSOPTION = $Networks.TcpipNetbiosOptions
IsDHCPEnabled = $Networks.DHCPEnabled
AdapterName = $networkprops.name
Status = $networkprops.status
LinkSpeed = $networkprops.linkspeed
Driverinformation = $networkprops.driverinformation
MACAddress = $Networks.MACAddress
}#EndPSCustomObject

}#EndForEach

January 7, 2015 at 7:38 am

What I am trying to accomplish is to getting the settings to display per an adapter instead of everything in one group.

January 7, 2015 at 8:23 am

Ah. I see it now. Interesting challenge.

January 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm

How does this work for you? *EDIT* Nevermind. Found a bug. I'll have it fixed in a few.

$ComputerName = "server01"

ForEach($Computer in $ComputerName){
$Networks = (Get-WmiObject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -ComputerName $Computer).where({$PSItem.IPEnabled})

ForEach($NetAdapter in $Networks){
$Networkprops = (Get-NetAdapter -CimSession $NetAdapter.PSComputerName).where({$PSItem.MACAddress -eq $NetAdapter.MACAddress})
[PSCustomObject]@{
Description = $NetAdapter.Description
IPAddress = $NetAdapter.IPAddress
SubnetMask = $NetAdapter.IPSubnet
DefaultGateway = $NetAdapter.DefaultIPGateway
DNSServers = $NetAdapter.DNSServerSearchOrder
DNSDomain = $NetAdapter.DNSDomain
DNSSuffix = $NetAdapter.DNSDomainSuffixSearchOrder
FullDNSREG = $NetAdapter.FullDNSRegistrationEnabled
WINSLMHOST = $NetAdapter.WINSEnableLMHostsLookup
WINSPRI = $NetAdapter.WINSPrimaryServer
WINSSEC = $NetAdapter.WINSSecondaryServer
DOMAINDNSREG = $NetAdapter.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled
DNSEnabledWINS = $NetAdapter.DNSEnabledForWINSResolution
TCPNETBIOSOPTION = $NetAdapter.TcpipNetbiosOptions
IsDHCPEnabled = $NetAdapter.DHCPEnabled
AdapterName = $networkprops.name
Status = $networkprops.status
LinkSpeed = $networkprops.linkspeed
Driverinformation = $networkprops.driverinformation
MACAddress = $NetAdapter.MACAddress
}#ENDPSCustomObject
}#EndNetForEach
}#EndCompForEach

January 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm

OK. I've got this working now. Tell me what you think?

$ComputerName = "server01"

ForEach($Computer in $ComputerName){
$Networks = (Get-WmiObject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -ComputerName $Computer).where({$PSItem.IPEnabled})

ForEach($NetAdapter in $Networks){
$NetMAC = $NetAdapter.MACAddress -replace ":","-"
$Networkprops = Get-NetAdapter -CimSession $Networks.PSComputerName | Where-Object MACAddress -EQ $NetMAC
[PSCustomObject]@{
System = $NetAdapter.PSComputerName
Description = $NetAdapter.Description
IPAddress = $NetAdapter.IPAddress
SubnetMask = $NetAdapter.IPSubnet
DefaultGateway = $NetAdapter.DefaultIPGateway
DNSServers = $NetAdapter.DNSServerSearchOrder
DNSDomain = $NetAdapter.DNSDomain
DNSSuffix = $NetAdapter.DNSDomainSuffixSearchOrder
FullDNSREG = $NetAdapter.FullDNSRegistrationEnabled
WINSLMHOST = $NetAdapter.WINSEnableLMHostsLookup
WINSPRI = $NetAdapter.WINSPrimaryServer
WINSSEC = $NetAdapter.WINSSecondaryServer
DOMAINDNSREG = $NetAdapter.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled
DNSEnabledWINS = $NetAdapter.DNSEnabledForWINSResolution
TCPNETBIOSOPTION = $NetAdapter.TcpipNetbiosOptions
IsDHCPEnabled = $NetAdapter.DHCPEnabled
AdapterName = $networkprops.name
Status = $networkprops.status
LinkSpeed = $networkprops.linkspeed
Driverinformation = $networkprops.driverinformation
MACAddress = $NetAdapter.MACAddress
}#ENDPSCustomObject
}#EndNetForEach
}#EndCompForEach

January 7, 2015 at 12:22 pm

The original script works for me on Windows 8. Can you post a screenshot of the error you're getting?

January 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

The script is getting close. I am seeing information separated out into each adapter but the get-netadapter properties are only displaying on the first adapter.

AdapterName : {Ethernet, Ethernet}
Status : {Up, Up}
LinkSpeed : {1 Gbps, 1 Gbps}
Driverinformation : {Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30, Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30}

January 7, 2015 at 1:33 pm

System : TestSystem
Description : Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
IPAddress : {10.6.1.1}
SubnetMask : {255.255.255.0}
DefaultGateway : {10.6.1.1}
DNSServers : {10.6.1.2, 10.6.1.3}
DNSDomain :
DNSSuffix : {test.com}
FullDNSREG : True
WINSLMHOST : False
WINSPRI :
WINSSEC :
DOMAINDNSREG : False
DNSEnabledWINS : False
TCPNETBIOSOPTION : 2
IsDHCPEnabled : False
AdapterName : {Ethernet, Ethernet}
Status : {Up, Up}
LinkSpeed : {1 Gbps, 1 Gbps}
Driverinformation : {Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30, Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30}
MACAddress : 00:50:56:A3:22:00

System : TESTSystem
Description : Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter
IPAddress : {169.254.1.188, fe80::e9fe:288d:1e46:bab4}
SubnetMask : {255.255.0.0, 64}
DefaultGateway :
DNSServers :
DNSDomain :
DNSSuffix : {test.com}
FullDNSREG : True
WINSLMHOST : False
WINSPRI :
WINSSEC :
DOMAINDNSREG : False
DNSEnabledWINS : False
TCPNETBIOSOPTION : 2
IsDHCPEnabled : False
AdapterName :
Status :
LinkSpeed :
Driverinformation :
MACAddress : 02:04:23:10:9F:00

January 7, 2015 at 2:59 pm

I'm seeing that with the Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter as well. Do you have anything with multiple standalone adapters? I wonder if it's something to do with how that one is presented.

January 7, 2015 at 4:58 pm

Will, I fired up a VM and it seems to be working great with that. I am not sure what's up with the Cluster Adapter. Here are the results. Another weird thing is the entries show up twice for the get-netadapter properties

System : W811
Description : Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
IPAddress : {192.168.5.129}
SubnetMask : {255.255.255.0}
DefaultGateway : {192.168.5.2}
DNSServers : {192.168.5.130, 192.168.5.131}
DNSDomain : localdomain
DNSSuffix : {vmwarelab.pvt, localdomain}
FullDNSREG : True
WINSLMHOST : False
WINSPRI : 192.168.5.2
WINSSEC :
DOMAINDNSREG : False
DNSEnabledWINS : False
TCPNETBIOSOPTION : 2
IsDHCPEnabled : True
AdapterName : {Ethernet, Ethernet}
Status : {Up, Up}
LinkSpeed : {1 Gbps, 1 Gbps}
Driverinformation : {Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30, Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30}
MACAddress : 00:0C:29:7E:4A:65

System : W811
Description : Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection #2
IPAddress : {192.168.5.16}
SubnetMask : {255.255.255.0}
DefaultGateway :
DNSServers :
DNSDomain :
DNSSuffix : {vmwarelab.pvt, localdomain}
FullDNSREG : True
WINSLMHOST : False
WINSPRI :
WINSSEC :
DOMAINDNSREG : False
DNSEnabledWINS : False
TCPNETBIOSOPTION : 0
IsDHCPEnabled : False
AdapterName : {Static, Static}
Status : {Up, Up}
LinkSpeed : {1 Gbps, 1 Gbps}
Driverinformation : {Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30, Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30}
MACAddress : 00:0C:29:7E:4A:6F

January 7, 2015 at 7:14 pm

Will

Thank you for all your help on this. I was able to resolve the duplicate information by adding the | Select-Object -First 1 to the end of $networkprops. I am not sure its the cleanest way but it works. Here is the code and results.

CODE

$ComputerName = "w811"

ForEach($Computer in $ComputerName){
$Networks = (Get-WmiObject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -ComputerName $Computer).where({$PSItem.IPEnabled})

ForEach($NetAdapter in $Networks){
$NetMAC = $NetAdapter.MACAddress -replace ":","-"
$Networkprops = Get-NetAdapter -CimSession $Networks.PSComputerName | Where-Object MACAddress -EQ $NetMAC | Select-Object -First 1
[PSCustomObject]@{
System = $NetAdapter.PSComputerName
Description = $NetAdapter.Description
IPAddress = $NetAdapter.IPAddress
SubnetMask = $NetAdapter.IPSubnet
DefaultGateway = $NetAdapter.DefaultIPGateway
DNSServers = $NetAdapter.DNSServerSearchOrder
DNSDomain = $NetAdapter.DNSDomain
DNSSuffix = $NetAdapter.DNSDomainSuffixSearchOrder
FullDNSREG = $NetAdapter.FullDNSRegistrationEnabled
WINSLMHOST = $NetAdapter.WINSEnableLMHostsLookup
WINSPRI = $NetAdapter.WINSPrimaryServer
WINSSEC = $NetAdapter.WINSSecondaryServer
DOMAINDNSREG = $NetAdapter.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled
DNSEnabledWINS = $NetAdapter.DNSEnabledForWINSResolution
TCPNETBIOSOPTION = $NetAdapter.TcpipNetbiosOptions
IsDHCPEnabled = $NetAdapter.DHCPEnabled
AdapterName = $networkprops.name
Status = $networkprops.status
LinkSpeed = $networkprops.linkspeed
Driverinformation = $networkprops.driverinformation
MACAddress = $NetAdapter.MACAddress
}#ENDPSCustomObject
}#EndNetForEach
}#EndCompForEach

RESULTS

System : W811
Description : Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
IPAddress : {192.168.5.129}
SubnetMask : {255.255.255.0}
DefaultGateway : {192.168.5.2}
DNSServers : {192.168.5.130, 192.168.5.131}
DNSDomain : localdomain
DNSSuffix : {vmwarelab.pvt, localdomain}
FullDNSREG : True
WINSLMHOST : False
WINSPRI : 192.168.5.2
WINSSEC :
DOMAINDNSREG : False
DNSEnabledWINS : False
TCPNETBIOSOPTION : 2
IsDHCPEnabled : True
AdapterName : Ethernet
Status : Up
LinkSpeed : 1 Gbps
Driverinformation : Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30
MACAddress : 00:0C:29:7E:4A:66

System : W811
Description : Intel(R) 82574L Gigabit Network Connection #2
IPAddress : {192.168.5.16}
SubnetMask : {255.255.255.0}
DefaultGateway :
DNSServers :
DNSDomain :
DNSSuffix : {vmwarelab.pvt, localdomain}
FullDNSREG : True
WINSLMHOST : False
WINSPRI :
WINSSEC :
DOMAINDNSREG : False
DNSEnabledWINS : False
TCPNETBIOSOPTION : 0
IsDHCPEnabled : False
AdapterName : Static
Status : Up
LinkSpeed : 1 Gbps
Driverinformation : Driver Date 2013-03-28 Version 12.6.47.1 NDIS 6.30
MACAddress : 00:0C:29:7E:4A:66

January 8, 2015 at 5:07 am

Looks like the Failover Cluster Adapter doesn't appear in the Get-NetAdapter tables for some reason. I'd have to dig into the cmdlet to see where it's pulling it's data from, but wherever it is, the Failover Cluster Adapter isn't there. I'll keep plugging away at the duplicate info issue. I'd actually like to have something like this to give to my admins.:

PS C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> (Get-WmiObject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -ComputerName server01).where({$PSItem.IPEnabled}) | Select-Object MACAddress,Description | Format-Table -AutoSize

MACAddress Description
———- ———–
00:17:A4:77:1C:28 Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver
02:27:E8:0F:88:AE Microsoft Failover Cluster Virtual Adapter

PS C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0> Get-NetAdapter -Name * -CimSession server01 | Format-Table -AutoSize

Name InterfaceDescription ifIndex Status MacAddress LinkSpeed PSComputerName
—- ——————– ——- —— ———- ——— ————–
Ethernet 8 HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Ada...#79 19 Not Present D8-9D-67-62-B8-E7 0 bps server01
Network Team #1 Microsoft Network Adapter Multiplexor Driver 23 Up 00-17-A4-77-1C-28 20 Gbps server01
Ethernet 7 HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Ada...#72 18 Up 00-17-A4-77-1C-28 10 Gbps server01
Ethernet 4 HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Ada...#74 15 Not Present D8-9D-67-62-B8-E1 0 bps server01
Ethernet 3 HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Ada...#76 14 Not Present D8-9D-67-62-B8-E2 0 bps server01
Ethernet 2 HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Ada...#77 13 Not Present D8-9D-67-62-B8-E6 0 bps server01
Ethernet 5 HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Ada...#78 16 Not Present D8-9D-67-62-B8-E3 0 bps server01
Ethernet HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Ada...#73 12 Up 00-17-A4-77-1C-2A 10 Gbps server01
Ethernet 6 HP Flex-10 10Gb 2-port 530FLB Ada...#75 17 Not Present D8-9D-67-62-B8-E5 0 bps server01

EDIT: Looks like the duplicate info is due to the team being discovered as a single adapter, but the individual device information is loaded as multiple properties in that space.

January 12, 2015 at 10:14 pm

Would it be possible to write the script results to a variable?

January 13, 2015 at 9:17 am

Hey there Chris,

Let me play with my function for a bit and I'll let you know!

January 13, 2015 at 9:59 am

So I'll answer the best way that I can, and maybe ask some of our other community people for their input. The short answer is yes.

If you build out the script as a function (I'm actually putting the finishing touches on mine for a blog post about PSCustomObjects), then you can call the function as a variable. For example:

$NetAdapter = Get-AdapterConfig -Computername Server01

Then if you call the NetAdapter variable, it will give you the output. You can use the NetAdapter variable in the pipeline as you see fit. For example:

Test-Connection $NetAdapter.System

This will give you a return similar to mine:

PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> Test-Connection $NetAdapter.ComputerName

Source Destination IPV4Address IPV6Address Bytes Time(ms)
—— ———– ———– ———– —– ——–
MYSYSTEM01 SERVER01 10.54.47.30 32 2
MYSYSTEM01 SERVER01 10.54.47.30 32 16
MYSYSTEM01 SERVER01 10.54.47.30 32 1
MYSYSTEM01 SERVER01 10.54.47.30 32 2

However, if you're looking to do something like:

Get-AdapterConfig -computername server01 | Write-Object $NetAdapter

You'll get an error like this:

Write-Output : The input object cannot be bound to any parameters for the command either because the command does not take pipeline input or the input
and its properties do not match any of the parameters that take pipeline input.

This is something that I would kind of expect, as it would essentially be looping back on itself. But that's where I get a little lost.

January 13, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Hey guys,

Jumping in for the last part. Write-Output simply displays the content of a variable or sends it on down to the next cmdlet, not setting any values

You'd use Set-Variable instead (although I would stay away from this approach, people very rarely set a variable at the end of a command line, normally setting the value at the start of the line).