James Yeoman James Yeoman - 1 year ago 200
Python Question

What is the cause of the error in this Python WMI script? (Windows 8.1) (Network adapter configuration) (Python 2.7)

I am trying to make a Python script that will set my IP address to a static one instead of a dynamic one. I have searched up methods for this and the WMI implementation for Python seemed to be the best option. The stackoverflow question I got the information about is here.

I can get the IP address to be set to the static address but then I have to set the DNS server as well. This site here is where I got the basis for the DNS setting but it is causing problems.

Traceback from IDLE

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\james_000\Desktop\SetIP.py", line 18, in <module>
c = nic.SetDNSServerSearchOrder(dns)
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\wmi.py", line 431, in __call__
handle_com_error ()
File "C:\Python27\lib\site-packages\wmi.py", line 241, in handle_com_error
raise klass (com_error=err)
x_wmi: <x_wmi: Unexpected COM Error (-2147352567, 'Exception occurred.', (0,
u'SWbemProperty', u'Type mismatch ', None, 0, -2147217403), None)>


import wmi

nic_configs = wmi.WMI('').Win32_NetworkAdapterConfiguration(IPEnabled=True)

# First network adaptor
nic = nic_configs[0]

# IP address, subnetmask and gateway values should be unicode objects
ip = u''
subnetmask = u''
gateway = u''
dns = u''

# Set IP address, subnetmask and default gateway
# Note: EnableStatic() and SetGateways() methods require *lists* of values to be passed
a = nic.EnableStatic(IPAddress=[ip],SubnetMask=[subnetmask])
b = nic.SetGateways(DefaultIPGateway=[gateway])
c = nic.SetDNSServerSearchOrder(dns)
d = nic.SetDynamicDNSRegistration(true)


Please don't add solutions in comments as it makes it harder for other people to learn about how to fix the problem.

Answer Source

SetDNSServerSearchOrder is looking for an array of Strings

c = nic.SetDNSServerSearchOrder(dns)

should be

c = nic.SetDNSServerSearchOrder([dns])
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