Use PowerShell to ping each IPv4 address bound to local adapter

Here’s a tip from my colleague Ed Wilson (the Microsoft Scripting Guy) about how to use PowerShell to ping each IPv4 address bound to local adapter.

Question: You are running Windows 8.1 and want to ping each IPv4 address that is bound to the local adapter. How can you use Windows PowerShell 4.0 to do this?

Answer: Use the Get-NetIPConfiguration cmdlet and select only the ipv4address property. Use the Foreach-Object (foreach is an alias) cmdlet and ping each of the ipaddresses. The command appears here:

(Get-NetIPConfiguration).ipv4address | foreach { ping $_.ipaddress}

Mitch Tulloch is a nine-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see

Ed Wilson is the bestselling author of eight books about Windows Scripting, including Windows PowerShell 3.0 Step by Step, and Windows PowerShell 3.0 First Steps. He writes a daily blog about Windows PowerShell call Hey, Scripting Guy! that is hosted on the Microsoft TechNet Script Center; for more PowerTips check out the Hey, Scripting Guy! blog.

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