How to use PSRemote 2.5.1 19 to enable PowerShell remoting on Windows
PowerShell remoting is a feature that allows you to run commands and scripts on remote computers using the WS-Management protocol. PowerShell remoting is enabled by default on Windows Server platforms, but you may need to enable it manually on other supported versions of Windows or if it becomes disabled for some reason.
One way to enable PowerShell remoting is to use the PSRemote module, which provides a set of cmdlets for managing remote sessions and endpoints. PSRemote 2.5.1 19 is the latest version of the module as of April 2023, and it supports PowerShell 7.3 and later.
To use PSRemote 2.5.1 19, you need to install it from the PowerShell Gallery using the Install-Module cmdlet:
Then, you can use the Enable-PSRemoting cmdlet from the PSRemote module to configure the computer to receive remote commands:
Enable-PSRemoting -Force -SkipNetworkProfileCheck
The -Force parameter suppresses any prompts or warnings that may occur during the configuration process. The -SkipNetworkProfileCheck parameter allows you to enable PowerShell remoting on client versions of Windows when the computer is on a public network, which is normally disallowed for security reasons.
The Enable-PSRemoting cmdlet creates two remoting endpoint configurations as needed: one with a simple name corresponding to the PowerShell version that hosts the session (e.g., PowerShell.7), and one with a more detailed name containing the PowerShell version and build number (e.g., PowerShell.7.3.0). You can use either name with the ConfigurationName parameter when creating a remote connection using the Invoke-Command, New-PSSession, or Enter-PSSession cmdlets.
For example, to create a remote session with a computer named Server01 using the simple endpoint name, you can run:
To learn more about PSRemote 2.5.1 19 and its cmdlets, you can visit its documentation page or its project page.
PowerShell remoting is not only useful for running commands and scripts on remote computers, but also for creating interactive sessions that allow you to explore and manage the remote system as if you were logged on locally. You can use the Enter-PSSession cmdlet to start an interactive session with a remote computer, and use the Exit-PSSession cmdlet to end it.
For example, to enter an interactive session with a computer named Server03 using the simple endpoint name, you can run:
This will change your prompt to indicate that you are in a remote session. You can then run any commands or scripts that you want on the remote computer. To exit the session, you can run:
This will return you to your local session. You can also use the Exit keyword or press Ctrl+C to end the remote session.
Another way to use PowerShell remoting is to invoke commands or scripts on one or more remote computers without creating a persistent session. You can use the Invoke-Command cmdlet to do this, and specify the remote computers by name, IP address, or using a text file that contains a list of computer names.
For example, to invoke a command that gets the operating system information of three remote computers using the detailed endpoint name, you can run:
This will return the output of the command from each remote computer. You can also use the -FilePath parameter to specify a script file that contains the commands or scripts that you want to run on the remote computers. 061ffe29dd