Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to rename network adapters in Windows Server 2012 R2.
Is there a way to use Windows PowerShell in Windows Server 2012 R2 to rename a network adapter?
Use the Rename-NetAdapter cmdlet.
For example, to rename the network adapter called “Ethernet” to “ManagementPort”:
Rename-NetAdapter “Ethernet” –NewName “ManagementPort”