Changing Windows computer name from CLI

1. Using WMI

WMIC computersystem where caption='currentname' rename newname

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
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C:\Users\administrator>wmic computersystem where caption='OLDNAME' rename NEWNAME
Executing (\\F204\ROOT\CIMV2:Win32_ComputerSystem.Name="F204")->rename()
Method execution successful.
Out Parameters:
instance of __PARAMETERS
        ReturnValue = 0;


If the renaming operation is succesful ReturnValue = 0; if there is an error you will get an error code.

2. Using PS

Enter-Pssession (before)

Rename-Computer -NewName "NewName" -DomainCredential Domain01\Admin01 -Restart