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With Hyper-V, is there any way to locate a virtual machine knowing only the MAC Address and an IP address it's using? I have access to SCVMM and Failover Cluster Manager but the option to search by MAC doesn't appear to be listed.


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If the guest is a Windows machine you can open a command prompt on your PC and use nbtstat to get the machine name.

nbtstat -a
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Doesn't seem to work, says host not found. I've tried the IP you provided, and the internal and external IP address of a Linux and a Windows guest. – James L Feb 5 '11 at 22:56
The IP address that I provided is just a sample. You'll want to replace that IP with the one that you have. – mrdenny Feb 6 '11 at 2:13

Try the following VBscript. It is not for finding a virtual machine but for finding the serial number of a system. Since a vitual machine is not having a serial number the code will help you in identifying whether a system is real or virtual using the IP. Here is how it works Just enter the IP or host ID of the the system in the dialogbox; if the computer is real it will return you a serial number else some dashes( ------).

strComputer = Inputbox("Enter Computer name:")
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colSMBIOS = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_SystemEnclosure")
For Each objSMBIOS in colSMBIOS
Wscript.Echo "Serial Number: " & objSMBIOS.SerialNumber 

'Wscript.Echo "Serial Number: " & objSMBIOS.Product

It is working for me hope it works for you too

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I'm going to upvote both answers here and mark my own answer as accepted. I didn't get chance to check @user69867's answer but I think that the following link will be useful for anyone else trying to do this.

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