Renaming Computers

by Sep 6, 2011

PowerShell can also rename computers. The next example will read the serial number from the system enclosure class and rename the computer accordingly (provided you have local admin privileges):

$serial = Get-WmiObject Win32_SystemEnclosure | Select-Object -expand serialnumber
if ($serial -ne 'None') {
(Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem).rename("DESKTOP_$serial")
} else {
  Write-Warning 'Computer has no serial number'

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