Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2


Returns the media access control (MAC) address and list of network protocols associated with each address for all network cards in each computer, either locally or across a network.


getmac[.exe][/sComputer [/uDomain**\User [/pPassword]]][/fo** {TABLE | LIST | CSV}][/nh][/v]

  • /s Computer
    Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes). The default is the local computer.
  • /u Domain \ User
    Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by User or Domain**\**User. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.
  • /p Password
    Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.
  • /fo{ TABLE| LIST| CSV}
    Specifies the format to use for the query output. Valid values are TABLE, LIST, and CSV. The default format for output is TABLE.
  • /nh
    Suppresses column header in output. Valid when the /fo parameter is set to TABLE or CSV.
  • /v
    Specifies that the output display verbose information.
  • /?
    Displays help at the command prompt.
  • Getmac can be useful either when you want to enter the MAC address into a network analyzer or when you need to know what protocols are currently in use on each network adapter in a computer.

The following examples show how you can use the getmac command:

getmac /fo table /nh /v

getmac /s srvmain

getmac /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln

getmac /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p p@ssW23

getmac /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p p@ssW23 /fo list /v

getmac /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p p@ssW23 /fo table /nh

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Information that the user must supply


Elements that the user must type exactly as shown

Ellipsis (...)

Parameter that can be repeated several times in a command line

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Optional items

Between braces ({}); choices separated by pipe (|). Example: {even|odd}

Set of choices from which the user must choose only one

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See Also


Command-line reference A-Z
Command shell overview
Command-line reference