Script to change workstation interface name RRS feed

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  • Hi there, 

    I'm not a script or powershell guy, and hope someone in this forum can help me with this.

    I found this command netsh interface set interface name=”Local Area Connection” newname=”Ethernet” online which can change workstation interface name, but the problem is that I have no idea what current interface name is on those workstations, they may all have the same name or may have several different names, and I can't run this command to those workstations one by one. Is there any "wildcard" function, and change them by using the above command? Thank you.

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    Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:00 PM

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    Thursday, July 5, 2018 3:11 PM
  • Hi,

    You can try using below code if you know name of any one of network adapter's name and then use same code for rest of the machine's adapters:-


    $wmi=Get-WmiObject-ClassWin32_NetworkAdapter-Filter"NetConnectionID = 'Local Area Connection'"

    $wmi.NetConnectionID ='Renamed Connection'


    Let me know if it helps and mark as answer if your purpose is resolved.



    Thursday, July 5, 2018 4:04 PM
  • This cmd-command will cycle through your interfaces and search for an interface name that contain the string: "local"

    If there is a match… the chained command will rename the interface to "Ethernet"

    for /f "tokens=1-3,*" %a in ('netsh interface show interface') do @echo %d | find /i "local" && netsh interface set interface name="%d" newname="Ethernet"

    • Edited by I-MANjuel Friday, July 6, 2018 9:06 PM
    Friday, July 6, 2018 6:30 PM
  • Rename-NetAdapter -Name 'Wireless Network Connection -NewName Wireless


    Get-NetAdapter | Where{$_.Status -eq 'Up'} | Rename-NetAdapter -NewName Wireless


    Friday, July 6, 2018 8:30 PM