Need to locate the MAC address of your network card in Windows 2000?
Some of the resources on the Internet are a bit misleading as to the tools available to accomplish many of the basic everyday tasks in Windows 2000. On site states that a tool, “getmac.exe” is only included with the Windows 2000 Resource Kit. But what if you don’t need the Resource Kit?
Okay, you need to locate the MAC address of your NIC card, and you don’t want to purchase the entire Resource Kit for one tool.
You can use any one of several different methods to locate the MAC (Medium Access Control) address in Windows 2000.
Here’s the easy way:
- Open a Command Prompt.
- Type ipconfig/all, and press Enter.
The resulting data string labeled ‘Physical Address’ is the MAC address.
By the way, the Resource Kit utility used to find the MAC address (getmac.exe) is free.
Go to ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/ResKit/win2000/ and download getmac.zip. Unzip getmac.exe to your folder of choice and then run it from the Command Prompt window.
While visiting the site, you may notice Microsoft offers quite a few free Resource Kit utilities. Download some and take a look. You may find you can use many of them.