How to: Rename a Web Application in SharePoint 2010

Today, I opened up my Central Admin on my test environment, only to be greeted by numerous web applications that I had created in the part in order to work with some project locally.

Their names were in the form: SharePoint + Port Number

I had no clue what was what in there.

I tried to figure out a way to rename my Web Applications but no joy.

After a bit of digging, I came across this wonderful post on  that explains everything wonderfully. A few powershell commands is all it needs. Follow the steps bellow to rename your SharePoint 2010 Web Application from within PowerShell.

$a=Get-SPWebApplication | where {$_.Name -match “Demo”}
$a.Name=”New web application name”
Get-SPWebApplication | where {$_.Name -match “New web application name”}

Thank you Mathieu Chateau.

MGR: the Intelogist

About MGR: the Intelogist

SharePoint Server developer, turned Sitefinity developer, turned Angular developer, turned SharePoint Online consultant, turned Unily consultant, turned O365 consultant... Never a dull moment!

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