# How to update the windows host file entry using PowerShell?

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Let say you want to update the host file particular entry, we have the below host file in our local computer.

Get-Content $env:windir\system32\drivers\etc\hosts ## Output # For example: # # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host # localhost name resolution is handled within DNS itself. # 127.0.0.1 localhost # ::1 localhost 8.8.8.8 Google.com We need to update the google.com entry to IP address 4.4.4.4. ## Example $hostfile = "$env:windir\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"$file = Get-Content $hostfile$newfile = $file -replace "8.8.8.8 Google.com","4.4.4.4 Google.com" Set-Content -Value$newfile -Path $hostfile -Force Once you check the host file again, a new entry will be displayed. To update the host file on the remote computer, just change the$hostfile variable location and the rest content will be the same.

$hostfile = "\RemoteServer\C$\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts"
Updated on 18-Mar-2021 07:49:12