Assign NIC MAC address in sysprep.inf file?

Craig

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Hi folks,
I'm trying with no success to assign my own MAC address to
a NIC in a sysprep.inf file, and I'm not having any
success. I've looked around and it seems like the
sysprep.inf syntax should be something like:

[NetAdapters]
Adapter01 = params.Adapter01

[params.Adapter01]
;This is what I want for testing...
NetCardAddress = 0x123412341234

Unfortunately, I'm stumped. Any suggestions???

Thank you,
Craig
 
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The Nic's Mac address is unique and hardoced on the NIC
itself. I am not aware of any way to change it whatsoever.

>-----Original Message-----
>Hi folks,
>I'm trying with no success to assign my own MAC address
to
>a NIC in a sysprep.inf file, and I'm not having any
>success. I've looked around and it seems like the
>sysprep.inf syntax should be something like:
>
>[NetAdapters]
> Adapter01 = params.Adapter01
>
>[params.Adapter01]
>;This is what I want for testing...
>NetCardAddress = 0x123412341234
>
>Unfortunately, I'm stumped. Any suggestions???
>
>Thank you,
>Craig
>.
>
 
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That doesn't mean there isn't. Ethernet NIC's have long (presumably since
the beginning) had the concept of having a "permanent" address (the one
you're familiar with), along with a "locally administered address" which is
settable via software. One of the 48 bits of the address distinguishes
between LAA's and permanent addresses. Most ethernet NIC drivers have a
place to set this on the advanced settings tab, but not all. I looked a few
years back at doing this in software, but there didn't seem to be an
official way. There was a place in the registry I was told that most cards
would look, but it was just "recommended" and not "required" so I never
followed up on it.

Apologies to the OP, I know this doesn't help with your issue, just wanted
to set the record straight for Ludwich.

--
Tom

"Ludwich" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1bbf901c4213c$ed03cc60$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> The Nic's Mac address is unique and hardoced on the NIC
> itself. I am not aware of any way to change it whatsoever.
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >Hi folks,
> >I'm trying with no success to assign my own MAC address
> to
> >a NIC in a sysprep.inf file, and I'm not having any
> >success. I've looked around and it seems like the
> >sysprep.inf syntax should be something like:
> >
> >[NetAdapters]
> > Adapter01 = params.Adapter01
> >
> >[params.Adapter01]
> >;This is what I want for testing...
> >NetCardAddress = 0x123412341234
> >
> >Unfortunately, I'm stumped. Any suggestions???
> >
> >Thank you,
> >Craig
> >.
> >
 

JJ

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"Craig" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:19c1701c41cff$95c413b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi folks,
> I'm trying with no success to assign my own MAC address to
> a NIC in a sysprep.inf file, and I'm not having any
> success. I've looked around and it seems like the
> sysprep.inf syntax should be something like:
>
> [NetAdapters]
> Adapter01 = params.Adapter01
>
> [params.Adapter01]
> ;This is what I want for testing...
> NetCardAddress = 0x123412341234
>
> Unfortunately, I'm stumped. Any suggestions???
>
> Thank you,
> Craig
 

JJ

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Hi Craig

You might like to take a look at Q229762

It appears that you need the InfID in the params file as well as the network
card address...

[Params.Adapter01]
InfID="PCI\VEN_8086&dev_1229"
NetCardAddress = 0x009027358019


Hope it helps.

-JJ




"Craig" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:19c1701c41cff$95c413b0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
> Hi folks,
> I'm trying with no success to assign my own MAC address to
> a NIC in a sysprep.inf file, and I'm not having any
> success. I've looked around and it seems like the
> sysprep.inf syntax should be something like:
>
> [NetAdapters]
> Adapter01 = params.Adapter01
>
> [params.Adapter01]
> ;This is what I want for testing...
> NetCardAddress = 0x123412341234
>
> Unfortunately, I'm stumped. Any suggestions???
>
> Thank you,
> Craig
 

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