How to Change the Name on a Interface on Windows 2008 Server Core

Sometimes you want to change the name on interfaces in server core to make them more understandable.

This is how you do it:

First, show the current name of all interfaces:

netsh interface show interface



netsh interface set interface name=currentname newname=newname

Remember: If your interface name contains spaces you have to use quotes (“), so in most default cases where the current name of the interface is Local Area Connection, you have to add quotes when using the command.

netsh interface set interface name=”Local Area Connection” newname=LAN


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