PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Configure IP Address in Windows Server 2012 R2

Summary: Use the new cmdlets in Windows Server 2012 R2 to set up an IP address on a computer with one network adapter.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to configure an IP address in Windows Server 2012 R2?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-NetAdapter and Add-NewIPAddress cmdlets together.

   For the IP address of 10.0.0.5, with a gateway of 10.0.0.1, and 24 bits for the subnet mask (255.255.255.0):

$IPAddress=”10.0.0.5”

$Gateway=”10.0.0.1”

$Prefix=24

Get-NetAdapter | NEW-NetIPAddress -IPAddress $IPAddress -Defaultgateway $Gateway -Prefixlength $Prefix