Powershell script to rename computer with prompt

Powershell provides a command to rename a Windows computer. Here are the steps.

Powershell rename computer with prompt

Steps to rename your computer using powershell (with a prompt)

  • Open Powershell as Administrator
    • Open Windows start menu
    • Type powershell
    • Right-click on the Powershell app icon and select Run as Administrator
  • Once your Powershell window is opened as admin, run the command: Rename-Computer
  • When prompted for the new name, provide your preferred computer name
  • After renaming the computer, you would need to restart the computer to take the changes into effect.

You may use the same Powershell command in a script to do the same task, providing you have properly captured the parameters and restart.