Enabling BITS logging

Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Heath Stewart provides example scripts on how to enable and disable ETW logging for the BITS service. See http://blogs.msdn.com/b/heaths/archive/2008/07/07/bits-logging.aspx


WinRM 2.0 and Windows PowerShell 2.0 on Windows Update

Today, we released Windows PowerShell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0 for pre-Windows 7 operating systems on Windows Update. This non-security, optional update is designed for Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2, and Windows XP SP3.  Now it’s even easier to install these great management tools! Check out this post at the PowerShell blog for…


Configure SCCM to use BITS + BranchCache

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) leverages BITS and BranchCache to download patches from a local distribution point and conserve WAN usage. Check out this blog post that provides an overview of how SCCM leverages this feature and how to enable it. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/steverac/archive/2010/02/06/configuring-sccm-and-branch-cache.aspx Alex Ng SDET – Windows Manageability


Configurig WSMan Limits

Here is an article that shows how to use Powershell to easily configure WSMan Limits. http://blogs.msdn.com/powershell/archive/2010/05/03/configuring-wsman-limits.aspx Hope this helps. Aditya Patwardhan [MSFT]  

Why do I get ACCESS DENIED when running commands on a remote PS runspace?

This blog entry describes the reasons behind getting “Access Denied” on certain commands run on remote PS runspaces and ways to work around them. The category of commands include ones that authenticate to other services, try to access network resources and others that depend on the “impersonation” level of the security token. The commands would…


Scripts to make your life easier

I found a blog which has a few helpful VBScripts to perform some common tasks. http://blogs.msdn.com/alejacma/archive/tags/WMI/default.aspx Hope this helps. Aditya Patwardhan [MSFT]

Configuring BITS Upload Server with PowerShell and ADSI

A common request that I get from customers is that they would like to use PowerShell to configure the BITS Upload Server extension on IIS. In the past, automating upload server configuration required the use of the Windows Scripting Host and the BITS ADSI extension (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa362825(v=VS.85).aspx ). It is also possible to do this…


What is the DMTF?

As you may know, WinRM and WMI are implementations of public standards — WMI is our implementation of CIM, and WinRM is our implementation of the WS-Management protocol.  These are both published by the Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF), a consortium of 160 companies and organizations that develops and promotes standards for systems management.  You…


Out-of-band Hardware Management using WS-Management and Powershell

This will be the first in a series of posts about out-of-band management.  First, “out-of-band” basically means outside of the Operating System.  Specifically, a client is managing hardware irrespective of what OS is installed or if an OS is even installed/running.  This is possible because the hardware (typically called a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC)) implements some…

Collecting WinRM Traces

This blog entry explains how to collect WinRM ETW and WPP traces: WinRM ETW Traces: You can use EventViewer to look at WinRM ETW events: ·         They are under Application and Services Logs à Microsoft àWindowsàWindows Remote Management   Operational channel is enabled by default. Analytic needs to be enabled Use the following to show…