Move to PowerShell for WinRM Management

As most people are aware, PowerShell provides two ways of managing the Windows Remote Management (WinRM) infrastructure: the WSMan Provider and the WS-Management Cmdlets. (As you are no doubt aware, WinRM is the Windows implementation of the WS-Management standard, which is why these cmdlets are named Ws-Management.) Together, the WSMan Provider and WS-Management cmdlets give…


Windows Management Framework Install Failure and Investigation

Since Windows Management Framework was released Oct. 2009, our customers have been excited about using PowerShell 2.0 on down-level OSes. Meanwhile, we also received feedback from both internal and external customers about our product issues. One of them is WMF install failure followed by the mysterious “The update does not apply to your system” error…

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How To Use WSMan Proxy Support

The end user can operate a WSMan client from behind a web proxy for remote management, that is, the client machine connects to the internet through a web proxy server. All HTTP traffic between the client machine and the internet must pass through the proxy server.   Communication between WSMan client and server must remain…

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Association Traversal Using WSMan cmdlets

First let us review the concept of “CIM/WMI association”, then we’ll show examples on how to perform association traversal using WSMan-related cmdlets. Please note this is a generic discussion about association traversal but targeting Win7 implementation. Applying them to standard interop namespace and discovering DMTF profiles and associated instances targeting 3rd party implementation will be…

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WSMan Enhancements in PowerShell 2.0

Windows PowerShell 2.0 makes it easy to retrieve WSMan specific Management information in an intuitive, discoverable and script friendly manner. Variety of tasks such as configuring a machine for remote management to connecting to WinRM service on a machine and managing resources both in-band and out-of-band can be performed. Available WSMan specific cmdlets can be…

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WSMan Enhancements in PowerShell 2.0

WSMan Enhancements in PowerShell 2.0 Windows PowerShell 2.0 makes it easy to retrieve WSMan specific Management information in an intuitive, discoverable and script friendly manner. Variety of tasks such as configuring a machine for remote management to connecting to WinRM service on a machine and managing resources both in-band and out-of-band can be performed. Available…

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