DialGetServerIP is a built-in scripting function that gets the IP address of a Remote Access Service (RAS) server station.

Group Execution Windows Embedded Thin Client
Dial-up Synchronous Supported (see Notes) Not Supported Supported


DialGetServerIP( { numType | 0 | 1 | 2 } ,strPhoneBookOrModem,"tagServerIP" { | ,optTagRefresh } )
The type of information specified by strPhoneBookOrModem: 0 is a Phonebook Name, 1 is a Modem Name, and 2 is a Direct Connection Name.
The Phonebook Name, Modem Name, or Direct Connection Name used to make the connection.
The name of a String tag that will receive the IP address.
Note: The tag name must be enclosed in quotes, as shown in the syntax diagram, or else the project will try to get the value of the named tag.
The name of a tag that, whenever the value of the tag changes, will trigger the function to refresh its returned value.

Also, this parameter is optional but you must include it when you configure the function on an object animation such as Text Data Link or Position.

Returned value

This function returns the following possible values:
Value Description
-5 DialGetServerIP was not found in IndRAS.dll.
-4 Invalid type; check numType.
-3 Incorrect number of parameters.
-2 DialStatus was not found in IndRAS.dll.
-1 IndRAS.dll was not loaded.
n Status code returned by DialStatus.

This is the value returned by the function itself. The IP address is written to the tag specified by tagServerIP.


This function must be executed on the RAS client station, not on the server station. (Essentially, the station gets the IP address of the server to which it is connected.)

Also, this function is not supported on Windows 7.


Use the Phonebook Name "Office DialUp" and write the resulting IP address to ServerIPTag:
DialGetServerIP( 0, "Office DialUp", "ServerIPTag" )
Use the Modem Name "USRobotics_SportsterFaxModem," write the resulting IP address to ServerIPAddress, and refresh every second (that is, every time the system tag Second changes):
DialGetServerIP( 1, "USRobotics_SportsterFaxModem", "ServerIPAddress", Second )
Use the Direct Connection Name "DirectDial" and write the resulting IP address to IPAdd:
DialGetServerIP( 2, "DirectDial", "IPAdd" )