How to Rename Multi-Boot Options in Server 2012

At the #EarlyExperts study group last night the question came up about how to rename the text in the multi-boot window on computer startup.

Here’s how to rename those text entries:

Open an elevated command prompt in Windows Server 2012.

Type the following:

BCDEDIT /SET DESCRIPTION “The description of the OS you’re currently logged into”

Then type BCDEDIT (enter) to see the changes.

Example shown below:

BCDEDIT /SET DESCRIPTION lets you change the description on the boot menu

To change the default boot device, type MSCONFIG at the same command prompt

Use MSCONFIG to change the default boot order

Pick the OS partition you want to be default, then click the “Set as default” button and click OK.

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