Disable WINS and NetBios over TCP/IP

I need to disable those two protocols on one of two nic’s in new servers. I have found this code and will be using most of it for other tasks.
$nic = Get-WmiObject Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -filter “ipenabled = ‘true’”
$ip_address = Read-Host(“What’s the IP address? :”)
$subnetMask = Read-Host(“what’s the subnet mask? :”)
$gateway = Read-Host(“what’s the gateway? :”)
$dns = “”,“”,“”,“”

I know this this code will look at both nics on my servers because IP is enabled on both. I just need help to limit this action to one nic called heartbeat in the server.

I have already done a search of the forum and have found no similar posts.


Is ‘heartbeat’ the value stored in the Description property? If so, modify the value provided to the -Filter parameter so that it filters on more than one property:

Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter "IPEnabled = 'true' AND Description = 'heartbeat'"


Thank you for your reply. No that is the name of the NIC. We are renaming the NIC’s so could I do this
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter “IPEnabled = ‘true’ AND Name = ‘heartbeat’”

I suppose worst case scenario I see with get-netadapter that description is blank so I could probably use set-netadapter?

The logical network adapter name in Windows (which is probably what you have renamed), is not available through the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WMI class. Instead you can find it in the Win32_NetworkAdapter class.

Here I get info for my adapter named “Local Area Connection” (the adapter “Name” is in the NetConnectionID property):

C:\> Get-CimInstance -ClassName Win32_NetworkAdapter -Filter "NetConnectionID = 'Local Area Connection'" -Property *

Availability                : 3
Name                        : Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
Status                      : 
StatusInfo                  : 
DeviceID                    : 7
Caption                     : [00000007] Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
Description                 : Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
InstallDate                 : 
ConfigManagerErrorCode      : 0
ConfigManagerUserConfig     : False
CreationClassName           : Win32_NetworkAdapter
ErrorCleared                : 
ErrorDescription            : 
LastErrorCode               : 
PNPDeviceID                 : PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1502&SUBSYS_21F317AA&REV_04\3&E89B380&0&C8
PowerManagementCapabilities : 
PowerManagementSupported    : False
SystemCreationClassName     : Win32_ComputerSystem
SystemName                  : MY-PC-NAME
AutoSense                   : 
MaxSpeed                    : 
NetworkAddresses            : 
PermanentAddress            : 
Speed                       : 
AdapterType                 : Ethernet 802.3
AdapterTypeId               : 0
GUID                        : {5739BD3A-1CEF-4698-9D70-EDE11928AA69}
Index                       : 7
Installed                   : True
InterfaceIndex              : 6
MACAddress                  : 00:00:DE:AD:BE:EF
Manufacturer                : Intel
MaxNumberControlled         : 0
NetConnectionID             : Local Area Connection
NetConnectionStatus         : 2
NetEnabled                  : True
PhysicalAdapter             : True
ProductName                 : Intel(R) 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
ServiceName                 : e1cexpress
TimeOfLastReset             : 05-01-2016 09:04:46
PSComputerName              : 
CimClass                    : root/cimv2:Win32_NetworkAdapter
CimInstanceProperties       : {Caption, Description, InstallDate, Name...}
CimSystemProperties         : Microsoft.Management.Infrastructure.CimSystemProperties

Armed with the information provided from that class, you could select the appropriate adapter from Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration by filtering with the MACAddress, the GUID/SettingID, the Index or whatever you prefer.

I’d agree with Christian. The easiest way to solve this, would be to retrieve a property from the Win32_NetworkAdapter class and use that information as part of your filter when you query your system using the Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration class. Here’s a simple way to accomplish that goal.

$MAC = (Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapter -Filter "NetConnectionID = 'heartbeat'").MACAddress
Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration -Filter "MACAddress = '$($MAC)'"

Sorry it took me so long but thank this helped. Just wanted you to know.