BGInfo not showing correct IP info on Server 2008R2 Physical boxes

There is an apparent issue with BGinfo, everyones favorite sys internals tool for physical Server 2008 R2 boxes. This issue is that no network information shows up for IP, DNS, Gateway, and Subnet. I haven’t tested this issue with non-teamed NICs.



A way I found to fix this issue is by adding custom WMI query’s to the NICs for IP, DNS, Gateway, and Subnet separately. Feel free to name the identifier to whatever you want. I stuck with the same name as their default just with “New” at the end to differentiate them. Also, each manufacturer of the NIC will have a different “Index” number. To find out your specific “Index” number, run a WMI query with just “SELECT IPAddress FROM WIN32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration”. You’ll find a list of “(null)” values with one of the values actually listing the IP info. Start from the first value being 2, working down.

Just run a query with the below values, save and add them.

Custom IP Address –> SELECT IPAddress FROM WIN32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE Index = “<your index #>”

Custom DNS Address –> SELECT DNSServerSearchOrder FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE Index = “<your index #>”

Custom Gateway –> SELECT DefaultIPGateway FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE Index = “<your index #>”

Custom Subnet –> SELECT IPSubnet FROM Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration WHERE Index = “<your index #>”

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