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Is it possible, with WMI, to bind IP addresses to a NIC? I have been able to enable a static IP, but I can't seem to find any information on adding additional IPs.

this code helped and after I realized that the IP address and Subnet fileds were arrays it made more sense:

Basically, when you assign the IPs and subnets you separate the different items with commas so:

newIP["IPAddress"] = new string[] { "", ""}; 
newIP["SubnetMask"] = new string[] { "",""}; 
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I assume you are using the EnableStatic method of the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class to assign a static IP?

If so, the MSDN documentation refers the the IP address and gateway parameters as lists, perhaps you can use arrays to assign multiple addresses?

Sorry, I don't have easy access to a Windows machine I can test with at the moment. Maybe later when I'm at home.

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I am using hte EnableStatic method. I tried an array of IP addresses, but it donesn't seem to work or I am doing something wrong. – DDiVita Sep 14 '10 at 16:00
Can you edit your question and add the code you're using? I'll install a Windows VM quickly. – ThatGraemeGuy Sep 14 '10 at 18:09
The reason why it wasn't working is that I had DHCP enabled on a machine I was testing. I never set it to use a Static address via the code. I thought WMI would automatically do that, but apparently it doesn't. – DDiVita Sep 15 '10 at 11:58
I'm confused, do you still have a problem, or is it working properly now? – ThatGraemeGuy Sep 15 '10 at 12:57
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Check out my updates in my origianl post.

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$IPs = ($NIC.IPAddress)
$mask = @()
foreach($ip in $IPs) {$mask += ""}
$NIC.EnableStatic($ips, $mask)

Try this

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Please don't just write a string of commands without any context or explanation. It's hard for others to make an informed decision as to whether the answer is correct or not. – Jenny D Sep 15 at 15:50

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