Windows PowerShell One Liner: Name to IP Address

Windows PowerShell One Liner: Name to IP Address

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<Edited 7/2/2006 to add tags and category>
Wei Wu provided a nice one liner in response to a query in our NewsGroup: Microsoft.Public.Windows.PowerShell about how to resolve a hostname into an IP Address:

PS> [System.Net.Dns]::GetHostAddresses("")

IPAddressToString :
Address           : 1286423759
AddressFamily     : InterNetwork
ScopeId           :
IsIPv6Multicast   : False
IsIPv6LinkLocal   : False
IsIPv6SiteLocal   : False


If you want to go from address to name:

PS> [System.Net.Dns]::GetHostbyAddress("")

HostName                  Aliases                  AddressList
--------                  -------                  ----------- {}                       {}

Jeffrey Snover
Windows PowerShell Architect

PSMDTAG:FAQ: How do I resolve a hostname?

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  • The .net framework provided that one, not Wei Wu.

  • In PowerShell v3 (because it uses .NET 4.0), the GetHostByAddress() method is obsoleted.  I have a blog post on the replacement method recommended by Microsoft and the problems it causes here:

  • good stuff.  just found it 6 years later.

  • Works As Advertised!  I just found this 8 years later.

  • How can I get for particular subnet ?

  • This was sleek

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