#rootworm

Get current DNS server through WMI?

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i've looked at the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WMI class, and nothing there is useful.

(the DNSDomain and DNSHostName properties sound promising but aren't)

i can get the information from the registry, but that's a last resort.

anyone know how to get the DNS server (like is displayed on Status -> Support -> Details on your current connection) through WMI or another API?

Edited by #rootworm
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it doesn't look like it, but thanks.

i thought it would be quick and easy to get this info, but it's tucked away somewhere.

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On Error Resume Next
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery _
("Select * from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration")
For Each objItem in colItems
Wscript.Echo "ARP Always Source Route: " & objItem.ArpAlwaysSourceRoute
Wscript.Echo "ARP Use EtherSNAP: " & objItem.ArpUseEtherSNAP
Wscript.Echo "Caption: " & objItem.Caption
Wscript.Echo "Database Path: " & objItem.DatabasePath
Wscript.Echo "Dead GW Detection Enabled: " & objItem.DeadGWDetectEnabled
Wscript.Echo "Default IP Gateway: " & objItem.DefaultIPGateway
Wscript.Echo "Default TOS: " & objItem.DefaultTOS
Wscript.Echo "Default TTL: " & objItem.DefaultTTL
Wscript.Echo "Description: " & objItem.Description
Wscript.Echo "DHCP Enabled: " & objItem.DHCPEnabled
Wscript.Echo "DHCP Lease Expires: " & objItem.DHCPLeaseExpires
Wscript.Echo "DHCP Lease Obtained: " & objItem.DHCPLeaseObtained
Wscript.Echo "DHCP Server: " & objItem.DHCPServer
Wscript.Echo "DNS Domain: " & objItem.DNSDomain
Wscript.Echo "DNS Domain Suffix Search Order: " & _
objItem.DNSDomainSuffixSearchOrder
Wscript.Echo "DNS Enabled For WINS Resolution: " & _
objItem.DNSEnabledForWINSResolution
Wscript.Echo "DNS Host Name: " & objItem.DNSHostName
Wscript.Echo "DNS Server Search Order: " & objItem.DNSServerSearchOrder
Wscript.Echo "Domain DNS Registration Enabled: " & _
objItem.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled
Wscript.Echo "Forward Buffer Memory: " & objItem.ForwardBufferMemory
Wscript.Echo "Full DNS Registration Enabled: " & _
objItem.FullDNSRegistrationEnabled
Wscript.Echo "Gateway Cost Metric: " & objItem.GatewayCostMetric
Wscript.Echo "IGMP Level: " & objItem.IGMPLevel
Wscript.Echo "Index: " & objItem.Index
Wscript.Echo "IP Address: " & objItem.IPAddress
Wscript.Echo "IP Connection Metric: " & objItem.IPConnectionMetric
Wscript.Echo "IP Enabled: " & objItem.IPEnabled
Wscript.Echo "IP Filter Security Enabled: " & _
objItem.IPFilterSecurityEnabled
Wscript.Echo "IP Port Security Enabled: " & _
objItem.IPPortSecurityEnabled
Wscript.Echo "IPSec Permit IP Protocols: " & _
objItem.IPSecPermitIPProtocols
Wscript.Echo "IPSec Permit TCP Ports: " & objItem.IPSecPermitTCPPorts
Wscript.Echo "IPSec Permit UDP Ports: " & objItem.IPSecPermitUDPPorts
Wscript.Echo "IP Subnet: " & objItem.IPSubnet
Wscript.Echo "IP Use Zero Broadcast: " & objItem.IPUseZeroBroadcast
Wscript.Echo "IPX Address: " & objItem.IPXAddress
Wscript.Echo "IPX Enabled: " & objItem.IPXEnabled
Wscript.Echo "IPX Frame Type: " & objItem.IPXFrameType
Wscript.Echo "IPX Media Type: " & objItem.IPXMediaType
Wscript.Echo "IPX Network Number: " & objItem.IPXNetworkNumber
Wscript.Echo "IPX Virtual Net Number: " & objItem.IPXVirtualNetNumber
Wscript.Echo "Keep Alive Interval: " & objItem.KeepAliveInterval
Wscript.Echo "Keep Alive Time: " & objItem.KeepAliveTime
Wscript.Echo "MAC Address: " & objItem.MACAddress
Wscript.Echo "MTU: " & objItem.MTU
Wscript.Echo "Number of Forward Packets: " & objItem.NumForwardPackets
Wscript.Echo "PMTUBH Detect Enabled: " & objItem.PMTUBHDetectEnabled
Wscript.Echo "PMTU Discovery Enabled: " & objItem.PMTUDiscoveryEnabled
Wscript.Echo "Service Name: " & objItem.ServiceName
Wscript.Echo "Setting ID: " & objItem.SettingID
Wscript.Echo "TCPIP Netbios Options: " & objItem.TcpipNetbiosOptions
Wscript.Echo "TCP Maximum Connect Retransmissions: " & _
objItem.TcpMaxConnectRetransmissions
Wscript.Echo "TCP Maximum Data Retransmissions: " & _
objItem.TcpMaxDataRetransmissions
Wscript.Echo "TCP NumC onnections: " & objItem.TcpNumConnections
Wscript.Echo "TCP Use RFC1122 Urgent Pointer: " & _
objItem.TcpUseRFC1122UrgentPointer
Wscript.Echo "TCP Window Size: " & objItem.TcpWindowSize
Wscript.Echo "WINS Enable LMHosts Lookup: " & _
objItem.WINSEnableLMHostsLookup
Wscript.Echo "WINS Host Lookup File: " & objItem.WINSHostLookupFile
Wscript.Echo "WINS Primary Server: " & objItem.WINSPrimaryServer
Wscript.Echo "WINS Scope ID: " & objItem.WINSScopeID
Wscript.Echo "WINS Secondary Server: " & objItem.WINSSecondaryServer
Next

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which of those was supposed to tell me my DNS server?

Edited by #rootworm
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Wscript.Echo "DNS Server Search Order: " & objItem.DNSServerSearchOrder

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Here is a shorter version of the above script.

strComputer = "." 
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
If Not IsNull(objItem.DNSHostName) Then
A = Space(5) & "Win32_Network Adapter Configuration Instance" & vbCrLf &_
"---------------------------------------------------------" & vbCrLf &_
" DNS Host Name" & Space(31) & " : " & objItem.DNSHostName & vbCrLf &_
" DNS Server Search Order" & Space(17) & " : " & Join(objItem.DNSServerSearchOrder, ",") & vbCrLf &_
" Domain DNS Registration Enabled : " & objItem.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled & vbCrLf &_
"---------------------------------------------------------"
End If
Next
MsgBox A,4128,"Adapter Info"

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gsm, why all the spaces? would it not be neater using tabs?

strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
If Not IsNull(objItem.DNSHostName) Then
A = Space(4) & "Win32_Network Adapter Configuration Instance" & vbCrLf &_
"----------------------------------------------------------------" & vbCrLf &_
" DNS Host Name :" & vbTab & vbTab & vbTab & objItem.DNSHostName & vbCrLf &_
" DNS Server Search Order :" & vbTab & vbTab & Join(objItem.DNSServerSearchOrder, ",") & vbCrLf &_
" Domain DNS Registration Enabled :" & vbTab & objItem.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled & vbCrLf &_
"----------------------------------------------------------------"
End If
Next
MsgBox A,4128,"Adapter Info"

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gsm, why all the spaces? would it not be neater using tabs?
strComputer = "."
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\" & strComputer & "\root\CIMV2")
Set colItems = objWMIService.ExecQuery("SELECT * FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration",,48)
For Each objItem in colItems
If Not IsNull(objItem.DNSHostName) Then
A = Space(4) & "Win32_Network Adapter Configuration Instance" & vbCrLf &_
"----------------------------------------------------------------" & vbCrLf &_
" DNS Host Name :" & vbTab & vbTab & vbTab & objItem.DNSHostName & vbCrLf &_
" DNS Server Search Order :" & vbTab & vbTab & Join(objItem.DNSServerSearchOrder, ",") & vbCrLf &_
" Domain DNS Registration Enabled :" & vbTab & objItem.DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled & vbCrLf &_
"----------------------------------------------------------------"
End If
Next
MsgBox A,4128,"Adapter Info"

On Vista the tabs would not line up correct. So I just used the space to line them up.

Edited by gunsmokingman
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haha, thanks jondercik!! i can't believe i missed that. well, okay...i can. i was more than a little tired when i was trying to figure this out. thanks for babying me and telling me the exact property i needed ;)

here's the code i ended up using in C#:

ManagementClass MC = new ManagementClass("Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration");
ManagementObjectCollection MOC = MC.GetInstances();

foreach (ManagementObject MO in MOC)
{
if ((bool)MO["ipEnabled"] && MO["DNSHostName"] != null)
{
string[] DNS = (string[])MO["DNSServerSearchOrder"];
...
}
}

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