Sometimes when you create a Hyper-V virtual machine, you may name it with a name that is not accurate or that you no longer wish to use. This article will provide three methods to rename a Hyper-V virtual machine so that it uses the name that you want.
The easiest and quickest way to rename a Hyper-V virtual machine is to simply use the F2 function key on your keyboard while in the Hyper-V Manager.
To do this, launch Hyper-V Manager by typing Hyper-V in the Start Menu search field and then selecting Hyper-V Manager when it appears as shown below.
When Hyper-V Manager is open, simply single left-click on a VM that you wish to rename so that it becomes selected. Then press the F2 key on your keyboard and the virtual machine's name will become a field you can edit as shown below.
Now type the new name that you wish to use for the virtual machine and when done, press Enter on your keyboard. The Virtual Machine will now be using the new name.
To rename a Hyper-V virtual machine using Hyper-V Manager please follow these steps:
You can now close Hyper-V Manager.
For those who wish to rename a Hyper-V virtual machine via the command line or through scripts, you can use PowerShell Rename-VM command to rename the machine. To rename a VM using PowerShell you can use the following steps:
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