Note: WinRM is enabled by default on all Windows Server operating systems since Windows Server 2012 and above, but disabled on all client operating systems like Windows 10 etc.
On the Windows server, you literally do not have anything to do to have this service enabled.
To configure your servers for remote access, follow the steps below.
– Enable PSReomoting
Launch your server Fire up a PowerShell terminal Type "Enable-PSRemoting"
This will enable the server for PSRemoting and allow the server to be accessed via remote access.
– Add the servers to TrustedHosts list
Add the host to the TrustedHosts list with the command, for more information, see https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/03/25/how-to-add-servers-to-trustedhosts-list-via-powershell/
– RestartWinRM service with the command below via PowerShell
To test the WinRM Configuration, run the command below.
Method 1: To test remote access using PowerShell Remoting, use the command below, replace “ansible” with your remote computer
Enter-PSSession -ComputerName Ansibleserver
Method 2: To permit a remote connection via PowerShell remoting, use the command below
Enter-PSSession -ComputerName TechDArchive -Credential $Credentials
As shown below, the authentication is successful and I am able to remotely manage the machine via PowerShell Remoting.
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