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Set-NetAdapter

Updated: August 12, 2013

Applies To: Windows Server 2012

Set-NetAdapter

Sets the basic network adapter properties.

Syntax

Parameter Set: ByName
Set-NetAdapter [-Name] <String[]> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-IncludeHidden] [-MacAddress <String> ] [-NoRestart] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-VlanID <UInt16> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: ByInstanceID
Set-NetAdapter -InterfaceDescription <String[]> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-IncludeHidden] [-MacAddress <String> ] [-NoRestart] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-VlanID <UInt16> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]

Parameter Set: InputObject (cdxml)
Set-NetAdapter -InputObject <CimInstance[]> [-AsJob] [-CimSession <CimSession[]> ] [-MacAddress <String> ] [-NoRestart] [-PassThru] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32> ] [-VlanID <UInt16> ] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [ <CommonParameters>]




Detailed Description

The Set-NetAdapter cmdlet sets the basic properties of a network adapter such as virtual LAN (VLAN) identifier (ID) and MAC address. Note: These changes could disrupt proper networking functionality. Other network adapter properties may be settable by using a cmdlet such as the Set-NetAdapterRss, Set-NetAdapterLso, or Set-NetAdapterAdvancedProperty cmdlets.

Parameters

-AsJob

Runs the cmdlet as a background job. Use this parameter to run commands that take a long time to complete. The cmdlet immediately returns an object that represents the job and then displays the command prompt. You can continue to work in the session while the job completes. To manage the job, use the *-Job cmdlets. To get the job results, use the Receive-Job cmdlet. For more information about Windows PowerShell® background jobs, see about_Jobs.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-CimSession<CimSession[]>

Runs the cmdlet in a remote session or on a remote computer. Enter a computer name or a session object, such as the output of a New-CimSession or Get-CimSession cmdlet. The default is the current session on the local computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-IncludeHidden

Specifies both visible and hidden network adapters should be included. By default only visible network adapters are included. If a wildcard character is used in identifying a network adapter and this parameter has been specified, then the wildcard string is matched against both hidden and visible network adapters.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InputObject<CimInstance[]>

Specifies the input to this cmdlet. You can use this parameter, or you can pipe the input to this cmdlet.


Aliases

none

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByValue)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-InterfaceDescription<String[]>

Specifies the network adapter interface description. For a physical network adapter this is typically the name of the vendor of the network adapter followed by a part number and description, such as Contoso 12345 Gigabit Network Device.


Aliases

ifDesc

Required?

true

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

true (ByPropertyName)

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-MacAddress<String>

Specifies the current MAC address of the network adapter. Dashes are optional as part of the input. Note: Not all network adapters support setting the MAC address. The address passed in will be also saved in the network addresses property without dashes.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Name<String[]>

Specifies the name of the network adapter.


Aliases

ifAlias, InterfaceAlias

Required?

true

Position?

1

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

true

-NoRestart

Specifies that the network adapter is not restarted as part of running this cmdlet. Note: Many advanced properties require restarting the network adapter before the new settings take effect.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-PassThru

Returns an object representing the item with which you are working. By default, this cmdlet does not generate any output.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-ThrottleLimit<Int32>

Specifies the maximum number of concurrent operations that can be established to run the cmdlet. If this parameter is omitted or a value of 0 is entered, then Windows PowerShell® calculates an optimum throttle limit for the cmdlet based on the number of CIM cmdlets that are running on the computer. The throttle limit applies only to the current cmdlet, not to the session or to the computer.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-VlanID<UInt16>

Specifies the VLAN ID of the network adapter. Note: Not all network adapters support setting the VLAN ID.


Aliases

none

Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

none

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-Confirm

Prompts you for confirmation before running the cmdlet.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

-WhatIf

Shows what would happen if the cmdlet runs. The cmdlet is not run.


Required?

false

Position?

named

Default Value

false

Accept Pipeline Input?

false

Accept Wildcard Characters?

false

<CommonParameters>

This cmdlet supports the common parameters: -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutBuffer, and -OutVariable. For more information, see    about_CommonParameters.

Inputs

The input type is the type of the objects that you can pipe to the cmdlet.

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/StandardCimv2/MSFT_NetAdapter[]

    The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.


Outputs

The output type is the type of the objects that the cmdlet emits.

  • Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance#ROOT/StandardCimv2/MSFT_NetAdapter

    The Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimInstance object is a wrapper class that displays Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) objects. The path after the pound sign (#) provides the namespace and class name for the underlying WMI object.


Examples

EXAMPLE 1

This example sets the network adapter named Ethernet 1 to have VLAN ID 10.


PS C:\> Set-NetAdapter –Name "Ethernet 1" -VlanID 10

EXAMPLE 2

This example sets the MAC Address of the network adapter named Ethernet 1.


PS C:\> Set-NetAdapter –Name "Ethernet 1" -MacAddress "00-10-18-57-1B-0D"

EXAMPLE 3

This example sets the MAC address of a network adapter with the interface description matching the pattern B*2.


PS C:\> Set-NetAdapter -InterfaceDescription B*2 -MacAddress "00-10-18-57-1B-0D"

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