JSI Tip 9871. GetIpByName.bat returns the IP address of a computer on your network or on the internet.

I have scripted GetIpByName.bat to return the IP address of a computer on your network or on the internet.

The syntax for using GetIpByName.bat is:

call GetIpByName Name IP


Name is the host name, like JSI001, or JSI001.JSIINC.COM, or WWW.JSIFAQ.COM.

IP   is a call directed environment variable that will contain the IP address.
     If the Name is NOT FOUND, IP will be set to NONE.
NOTE: GetIpByName.bat uses Win32_PingStatus, only available on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and later.

GetIpByName.bat contains:

@echo off
if \{%2\}==\{\} @echo GetIpByName Name IP&goto :EOF
if exist "%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs" goto getip
@echo.On Error Resume Next>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
@echo.Dim objArgs>>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
@echo.Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:\\.\root\CIMV2")>>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
@echo.Set objArgs = Wscript.Arguments>>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
@echo.Set iPA = objWMIService.ExecQuery _>>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
@echo.    ("Select * from Win32_PingStatus " ^& "Where Address = '" ^& objArgs(0) ^& "'")>>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
@echo.   For Each iP In iPA>>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
@echo.      WScript.Echo iP.ProtocolAddress>>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
@echo.   Next>>"%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs"
set %2=NONE
for /f "Tokens=*" %%i in ('cscript //nologo "%TEMP%\GetIpByName.vbs" %1') do set %2=%%i

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