Secrets of PowerShell Remoting
Secrets of PowerShell Remoting
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Secrets of PowerShell Remoting

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Completed on 2018-10-28

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.

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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

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