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How to Rename a computer using PowerShell


This section is about cmdlets that are installed with the PowerShell module in Microsoft PowerShell Management.
Contains cmdlets that help you manage Windows in PowerShell.

Rename a PC


This cmdlet is only available on the Windows platform.

Rename-Computer renames the local computer or a remote computer.


example 1

Rename the local computer

This command renames the local computer to the new name CLI01 and then restarts it to make the change take effect.

Rename-Computer -NewName "CLI01" -DomainCredential mouslyacademy\Administrator -Restart

Example 2

Rename a remote computer

This command renames Srv01 to the new name Server001.

Rename-Computer -ComputerName "Srv01" -NewName "Server001" -DomainCredential Domain01\Admin01 -Force

The DomainCredential specifies the user who has permission to rename computers.

and Force specifies to confirm (Force) execution.