Secrets of PowerShell Remoting
With Membership
Suggested price

Secrets of PowerShell Remoting

About the Book

Introduced in Windows PowerShell 2.0, Remoting is one of PowerShell's most useful, and most important, core technologies. It enables you to run almost any command that exists on a remote computer, opening up a universe of possibilities for bulk and remote administration. Remoting underpins other technologies, including Workflow, Desired State Configuration, certain types of background jobs, and much more. This guide isn't intended to be a complete document of what Remoting is and does, although it does provide a good introduction. Instead, this guide is designed to document all the little configuration details that don't appear to be documented elsewhere.

About the Author

The DevOps Collective, Inc.
The DevOps Collective, Inc.

The DevOps Collective, Inc. is a US-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to changing the way the industry thinks about DevOps. All proceeds from our ebook sales benefit the organization directly. Although all books are published by DevOps Collective, they have been authored by numerous community contributors. Please see each book's "About This Book" page for author credits.

Bundles that include this book

Bought separately
With Membership
Bundle Price

Table of Contents

  • Secrets of PowerShell Remoting
  • Remoting Basics
    • What is Remoting?
    • Examining Remoting Architecture
    • Enabling Remoting
    • Test Environment
    • Enabling Remoting
    • Core Remoting Tasks
    • Remoting Returns Deserialized Data
    • Enter-PSSession vs. Invoke-Command
  • Accessing Remote Computers
    • Setting up an HTTPS Listener
    • Certificate Authentication
    • Modifying the TrustedHosts List
    • Connecting Across Domains
    • Administrators from Other Domains
    • The Second Hop
  • Working with Endpoints (aka Session Configurations)
    • Connecting to a Different Endpoint
    • Creating a Custom Endpoint
    • Security Precautions with Custom Endpoints
  • Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
    • Diagnostics Examples
    • Standard Troubleshooting Methodology
    • Summary
  • Session Management
    • Ad-Hoc vs. Persistent Sessions
    • Disconnecting and Reconnecting Sessions
    • Session Options
  • PowerShell, Remoting, and Security
    • Neither PowerShell nor Remoting are a “Back Door” for Malware
    • PowerShell Remoting is Not Optional
    • Remoting Does Not Transmit or Store Credentials
    • Remoting Uses Encryption
    • Remoting is Security-Transparent
    • Remoting is Lower Overhead
    • Remoting Uses Mutual Authentication
    • Summary
  • Configuring Remoting via GPO
    • GPO Caveats
    • Allowing Automatic Configuration of WinRM Listeners
    • Setting the WinRM Service to Start Automatically
    • Creating a Windows Firewall Exception
    • Give it a Try!
    • What You Cant Do with a GPO

The Leanpub 60-day 100% Happiness Guarantee

Within 60 days of purchase you can get a 100% refund on any Leanpub purchase, in two clicks.

See full terms

80% Royalties. Earn $16 on a $20 book.

We pay 80% royalties. That's not a typo: you earn $16 on a $20 sale. If we sell 5000 non-refunded copies of your book or course for $20, you'll earn $80,000.

(Yes, some authors have already earned much more than that on Leanpub.)

In fact, authors have earnedover $12 millionwriting, publishing and selling on Leanpub.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub

Free Updates. DRM Free.

If you buy a Leanpub book, you get free updates for as long as the author updates the book! Many authors use Leanpub to publish their books in-progress, while they are writing them. All readers get free updates, regardless of when they bought the book or how much they paid (including free).

Most Leanpub books are available in PDF (for computers) and EPUB (for phones, tablets and Kindle). The formats that a book includes are shown at the top right corner of this page.

Finally, Leanpub books don't have any DRM copy-protection nonsense, so you can easily read them on any supported device.

Learn more about Leanpub's ebook formats and where to read them

Write and Publish on Leanpub

You can use Leanpub to easily write, publish and sell in-progress and completed ebooks and online courses!

Leanpub is a powerful platform for serious authors, combining a simple, elegant writing and publishing workflow with a store focused on selling in-progress ebooks.

Leanpub is a magical typewriter for authors: just write in plain text, and to publish your ebook, just click a button. (Or, if you are producing your ebook your own way, you can even upload your own PDF and/or EPUB files and then publish with one click!) It really is that easy.

Learn more about writing on Leanpub