set a custom network name displayed on windows network adapter

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set a custom network name displayed on windows network adapter

Hi,

 

When working with a wired connection sometimes I see that the network adapter (windows 10) changes its name according to which network it is connected to - marked in red on the picture below.

 

 

How can I create a network using the MX and broadcast a different desirable text to appear in there?

My guess is by using some DHCP option but now sure which one?

 

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Best Regards,

Ale.

 

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Brash
Head in the Cloud

From memory the name is automatically populated based on SSDP and the workgroup configuration.
It's then stored in the registry under the network profile.

 

I'm not sure whether you can explicitly set this from the network stack alone.

Potentially using the "Domain Name" DHCP option code (15) will set this, but it will also have other effects, such as setting the default domain for name lookups etc.

Setting Custom DHCP Options - Cisco Meraki

Tried option 15 but it had no effect.

 

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