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

Doctor Scripto

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, with a gateway of, and 24 bits for the subnet mask (




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


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