Use PowerShell to ping each IPv4 address bound to local adapter

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 19 Feb. 2014 / Last Updated on 19 Feb. 2014]

A tip on how to use PowerShell to ping each IPv4 address bound to local adapter

Here's a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to ping each IPv4 address bound to local adapter.

Question: You are running Windows 8.1 and want to ping each IPv4 address that is bound to the local adapter. How can you use Windows PowerShell 4.0 to do this?

Answer: Use the Get-NetIPConfiguration cmdlet and select only the ipv4address property. Use the Foreach-Object (foreach is an alias) cmdlet and ping each of the ipaddresses. The command appears here:

(Get-NetIPConfiguration).ipv4address | foreach { ping $_.ipaddress}

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see http://www.mtit.com.

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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