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Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress

Synopsis

Adds the specified IP address to a network adapter on a local or remote computer.

Syntax

  • Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress [-Name] [-IPAddress] [-Subnet] [-ComputerName] [-Credential]
  • Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress [-MACAddress] [-IPAddress] [-Subnet] [-ComputerName] [-Credential]

Description

The Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress cmdlet is used to add additional IP addresses to the configuration of a network adapter on a local or remote computer. Adapters can be identified by name or MAC address.

Parameters

  • Name The name of the network adapter to configure. This parameter cannot be used when the MACAddress parameter has been specified.
  • IPAddress The IP address to add.
  • Subnet The subnet mask for the IP address that is being added.
  • MACAddress The MAC address of the network adapter to configure. This parameter cannot be used when the name parameter has been specified.
  • ComputerName The computer against which to run the cmdlet. By default this cmdlet will be populated with the name of the local computer.
  • Credential The credentials under which to run the cmdlet. By default this cmdlet will run as the current user. Using this parameter and the Get-PSCredential cmdlet you can specify an alternate set of credentials under which to execute this command.

Inputs

Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress accepts the output of Get-NetworkAdapter as an input object. The Name, MACAddress and ComputerName parameters each accept pipeline input by property name.

Outputs

Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress makes changes directly to Windows and does not output any Powershell objects.

Notes

The Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress cmdlet requires that the Remote Registry and RPC services are started on the computer it is trying to access and that DNS services are available to resolve target host names.

Example 1

This command will add an additional IP address to the adapter "Local Area Connection" on the local computer:

C:\PS>Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress "Local Area Connection" -IPAddress 192.168.0.44 -Subnet 255.255.255.0

Example 2

This command will add an additional IP address to the adapter "Local Area Connection" on the remote computer PC01:

C:\PS>Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress "Local Area Connection" -IPAddress 192.168.0.44 -Subnet 255.255.255.0 -Computer PC01

Example 3

Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress can also be used in conjunction with the Get-NetworkAdapter cmdlet. In this example Get-NetworkAdapter fetches the adapter "Local Area Connection" on the remote computer PC01 and Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress appends the IP address 192.168.1.44.

C:\PS>Get-NetworkAdapter "Local Area Connection" -Computer PC01 | Add-NetworkAdapterIPAddress 192.168.1.44 255.255.255.0