A VBScript for displaying only IPv4 Addresses with BGInfo

I wanted to use BGInfo to display only the IPv4 address(es) of a workstation. BGInfo’s built-in IP address ouput returns both IPv4 and IPv6 formatted addresses, but you can use the output of a VBScript as a data source for a custom field. Starting with the nice script provided in the comments of the TechNet forum thread at: WMI Query to retrieve only active IPv4 address, I’ve made a few aesthetic changes so that the IPv4 addresses of active network adapters are displayed in a single column.

'From http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/et-EE/ITCG/thread/bb74c2eb-eca2-455d-a270-8dd0f3d195e6

strMsg = ""
strComputer = "."
intCounter = 0

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\" & strComputer & "rootcimv2")
Set IPConfigSet = objWMIService.ExecQuery("Select IPAddress from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE IPEnabled = 'True'")

For Each IPConfig in IPConfigSet
 If Not IsNull(IPConfig.IPAddress) Then
 For i = LBound(IPConfig.IPAddress) to UBound(IPConfig.IPAddress)
  If Not Instr(IPConfig.IPAddress(i), ":") > 0 Then
	If intCounter > 0 Then
		strMsg = strMsg & vbcrlf & vbtab & IPConfig.IPAddress(i)
	Else
		strMsg = IPConfig.IPAddress(i)
	End If
	intCounter = intCounter + 1
  End If
 Next
 End If
Next

Echo strMsg

Ideally, I’d be able to report whether the IP address was attached to a wired or wireless adapter, but that is beyond the scope of this particular project.

But, in the event that someone wants to do something that sophisticated, Microsoft’s WMI Code Creator v1.0 would be a very good place to start.

The WMI Code Creator tool allows you to generate VBScript, C#, and VB .NET code that uses WMI to complete a management task such as querying for management data, executing a method from a WMI class, or receiving event notifications using WMI.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8572

Hint: look at the Description property of the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class.

7 thoughts on “A VBScript for displaying only IPv4 Addresses with BGInfo

  1. Oliver Baty Post author

    I believe that the script works fine, in the context of BGINFO, when line 25 begins with “Echo” and not “WScript.Echo”. But I also believe that if you were to simply run the script with wscript.exe, then you are better off using “WScript.Echo”

  2. Lee

    Trying to run this on Windows 7 and Server 2012 systems, I get an error that line 7 returns null (error 0x80041021). I wondered if maybe I need something more than “.” for my strComputer, but no one else has reported a problem with this. Any tips on what I may be missing?

  3. Kyle

    Couple typos in the objWMIservice… should be:
    Set objWMIService = GetObject(“winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” & strComputer & “\root\cimv2”)

    Fix the typos and the script works like a dream. Thanks mate!

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