Did you know you can get any Windows computer’s MAC address without leaving your chair?

Simply open a command prompt and type:

getmac /s viper


If you are not on a domain, you may have to use the /U switch and pass the name of an administrator account on the other computer.

getmac /s <machine> /u <username> /p <password>

If you have issues with that, you can always use the arp command. You can use the ping command to figure out the IP address of a computer name, and then use this syntax:

arp -a <ipaddress>

There are probably a lot of other ways to get the information, but this will work.

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Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and Linux developer. He has experience with everything from C# and PowerShell on Windows to Bash and scripting languages on Linux.
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