Network Configuration Documentation

Helpful tip of the day from your friendly neighborhood Geek… if you’ve ever been forced to document your network and need to get all of your network adapter MAC addresses, IP addresses and what not, feat not there’s a quick and dirty command line tool you can use to do just that.

I suppose I should delineate in stating that this is applicable to Windows XP and Windows Vista (sorry Linux, I have no information for you today).

From your friendly command prompt, type “getmac” and boom, all your MAC addresses and their transport connections. In the past, most of you may have said, “Well this is of little use to me…” but in my world, I see this is highly helpful in that there are times where you have systems that aren’t connected to a network and therefore, there’s no way to query such information through the GUI (at least that I know of).

Physical Address Transport Name
Disabled Disconnected
00-50-56-C0-00-07 DeviceTcpip_{59E2A2B2-202E-4072-856A-4D6F19A3ADF6}
00-50-56-C0-00-01 N/A
00-50-56-C0-00-08 N/A

Anyway, hopefully this tip was as useful as it was to you as it was to me finding it, and yes you’re more than welcome to tell me that I’m dumb for not knowing that this existed and that I just hadn’t located it since apparently I’m somewhat of a command line junkie… 🙂


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