[Vol-users] OT: Using netsh to set ip address of an interface on winfe/winpe 4.0.

George M. Garner Jr. ggarner_online at gmgsystemsinc.com
Mon Jun 3 11:36:20 CDT 2013

This post is off-topic; however, there are a lot of bright people on 
this list so maybe someone will be able to help.  I need to set a static 
ipv4 address on an interface in WinPE4.0/WinFE4.0.  For example the 
following command works on Windows 8:

netsh.exe interface ip set address Ethernet static

On WinPE 4.0 I am getting an error that the interface is not found which
is odd since the interface appears in the list of interfaces.  For example:

netsh.exe interface ip show interfaces


netsh.exe interface ip show interface Ethernet

both work as expected.

I can also add a route on the interface in WinPE, e.g.:

netsh.exe interface ip add route Ethernet

works.  It is just adding the static ip address that doesn't work.  I
have also tried using the IF index instead of the interface name; still
no joy.  Unfortunately I can't use dhcp in some applications because the
client broadcasts an announcement that I am present, which wouldn't be 

I am wondering if there isn't maybe some dependency that is missing from
my winpe installation?

Anyone have any thoughts?



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