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How to rename a Network Adapter using Rename-NetAdapter cmdlet

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Today I want to show you how to rename network interfaces using the Rename-NetAdapter cmdlet. It is a good practice to change the name of the network interfaces to facilitate the management of servers with several network cards.

To rename a network adapter with PowerShell, use the cmdlet with the following syntax:

Rename-NetAdapter `
    -Name <String[]> `
    -NewName <String>

With the Get-NetAdapter cmdlet, we get the list of all the network adapters and their properties. for example, the current names of the interfaces.

Once located the interface that we want to rename. Run the PowerShell console as administrator, and then type:

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If you want to know more about the Rename-NetAdapter cmdlet, check out this link.