Rename an IIS Web Application with PowerShell

Want to rename an IIS Web Application on a Windows 2008 R2 server? It’s not possible from the GUI, but it’s simple to accomplish using PowerShell. First, let’s create a web application in an existing website and then verify it exists:

Here it is in the GUI:

Rename the web application using PowerShell and then verify it was renamed:

Here it is again in the GUI showing that it has indeed been renamed:

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