Finding NIC information remotely using WMIC commands

WMIC is a very useful and very under utilized interface for server / OS management provided in Windows. One very common example that generally requires logging in to the server is to check / set Network card properties. At a command prompt type WMIC and then /? to find the available interfaces that can be queried or set.

To check NIC Configuration tyep the following sequence of commands at the command prompt. For example:

WMIC
/NODE:<hostname>
NICCONFIG Get DNSHostName

NICCONFIG Get DNSDomainSuffixSearchOrder

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Tags: Windows XP, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003

Published Date: 20071112

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