NetworkCards Registry Key

The NetworkCards registry key will provide the name and interface GUID of the system's attached network interface adatpers.

Analysis Value

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Operating System Availability

Major VersionSupportMajor VersionSupport

Windows 11

Server 2019

Windows 10

Server 2016

Windows 8

Server 2012

Windows 7

Server 2008

Windows Vista

Server 2003

Windows XP

Artifact Location(s)

  • File: %SystemRoot%\System32\config\SOFTWARE

  • Key: SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\NetworkCards\*

Artifact Parsers

  • RegistryExplorer (Eric Zimmerman)

Artifact Interpretation

Each network interface adapter will have its own subkey with the following values:

  • Description: The name of the network adapter

  • ServiceName: The GUID of the network adapter


Description     REG_SZ      Microsoft Hyper-V Network Adapter
ServiceName     REG_SZ      {4C7FB48D-33EB-4277-A3FB-37D5EF39C990}

This example was produced on Windows Server 2019 Standard, Version 10.0.17763 Build 17763

Description     REG_SZ      Realtek USB GbE Family Controller
ServiceName     REG_SZ      {737FB1FE-88FF-4F5E-943A-A46C057E68B9}

This example was produced on Windows 10, Version 10.0.19044 Build 19044

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