Configure Windows Nano Server 2016 IP Address Using PowerShell

It’s been a few good weeks since my last Windows Nano Server 2016 article and today I wanted to show you how I configure my Nano Server with a static IP address using PowerShell.

To set the IP Address I first connect to my Nano Server and run the cmdlet below which will return my current Adapter configuration:


The important value In the cmdlet Is the InterfaceIndex

Using the value above I run the cmdlet below and to configure my IP address.

New-NetIPAddress –InterfaceIndex 5 –IPAddress -PrefixLength 24 -DefaultGateway

To view the status of the configured Interface I use the cmdlet below:

Get-NetIPInterface -InterfaceIndex 2