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Michael Pietrzak

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Hi all,

I have searched and searched and cannot find an answer to this question. My Dell server at home has four nics on it. I have managed to rename them in the OS to match the physical numbers on the back of the server.

Problem is...in HyperV when I am creating a virtual switch...it gives me names like "nic name", "nic name #2", "nic name #3" and "nic name #4".

I cannot for the life of me figure out where HyperV or the OS is pulling these identifers from. I would like the display name to match the name the friendly name I gave them in the OS so that I may use the correct nic. *See image below. Where are those names coming from? Registry, inf file someplace?

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Yeah, that‘s kind of screwed up. Can’t look it up right now but I think it’s in the devices/PnP part of the registry.
If you use PowerShell for your Hyper-V config, as of course you should, you have the ability to correlate that information. Don’t try to rename the device labels, though.

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If you use PowerShell for your Hyper-V config, as of course you should, you have the ability to correlate that information. Don’t try to rename the device labels, though.


Yes, the Get-NetAdapter along with the New-VMswitch got me the info I needed and using the correct adapter for the vswitch.

But if you have the ear of anyone as MS, ask them to please have the HyperV switch gui tool to show the friendly name or device name of the host NICs.

Much appreciated!
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