Configuring PowerShell Remoting with Group Policy

Last week I promised a post on enabling PowerShell Remoting when we discussed automating service account password updates. So, let’s break down the two methods.

First we have the manual method. For this, all you need to do is remote desktop into the machine that you want to enable PowerShell Remoting on and execute the Enable-PSRemoting cmdlet in a PowerShell console window, running as administrator.

So that was easy but very ineffective when managing a large number of servers. Which brings us to the Group Policy method. With Group Policy you can have all your servers inherit the necessary configurations when they process a Group Policy update.

Fortunately for us, there have already been a couple of great procedures written on this.

Check out this procedure, from blog.powershell.no, which covers Windows 7 and later or Windows Server 2008 R2 and later.

Check out this procedure, from Jfrmilner’s Tech Blog, which covers Windows 2003 and Windows Xp.

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