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How can I set a description for a network adapter? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I want to set a description for a network adapter in windows server 2016 core. How can I do that?

    Thanks

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:13 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I'm not sure that you can rename the description of the network adapter interface as it's linked to the driver in use.

    What you can is to rename the network adapter though:

    Rename-NetAdapter -Name "Ethernet" -NewName "ManagementAdapter"


    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:


    Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:21 PM
  • So why in this link this parameter(InterFaceDescription) has been mentioned? 

    Rename does not set the InterfaceDescription  it just uses it to find the adapters that match that name or names,

    Rename-NetAdapter -InterfaceDescription 'Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265' -NewName somename

    This will only change the  "Name" of the interface or interfaces.

    Also

    Get-NetAdapter -InterfaceDescription 'Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265'


    \_(ツ)_/

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:36 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    I'm not sure that you can rename the description of the network adapter interface as it's linked to the driver in use.

    What you can is to rename the network adapter though:

    Rename-NetAdapter -Name "Ethernet" -NewName "ManagementAdapter"


    Best regards,
    Leon


    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:


    Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:21 PM
  • The "InterFaceDescription" is set by the vendor and cannot be changed.


    \_(ツ)_/

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:55 PM
  • So why in this link this parameter(InterFaceDescription) has been mentioned? 
    Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:09 PM
  • You can query the network adapter by providing the InterfaceDescription, but you cannot rename it.

    Blog: https://thesystemcenterblog.com LinkedIn:

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:26 PM
  • So why in this link this parameter(InterFaceDescription) has been mentioned? 

    Rename does not set the InterfaceDescription  it just uses it to find the adapters that match that name or names,

    Rename-NetAdapter -InterfaceDescription 'Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265' -NewName somename

    This will only change the  "Name" of the interface or interfaces.

    Also

    Get-NetAdapter -InterfaceDescription 'Intel(R) Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265'


    \_(ツ)_/

    Thursday, March 7, 2019 3:36 PM