Just finished installing a few patches to a Windows 2003 box and was puzzled about one of the updates “Windows Powershell 2.0 and WinRM 2.0”, now Powershell I knew about but what is this WinRM (Windows Remote Management) all about.

Well from what I can tell it’s rather basic, it’s more or less the corporate (industry standard) replacement of PsExec.exe  from Sysinternals, a way to launch commands, scripts etc. remotely.  WinRM (Windows Remote Management) offers some additional features and can be used in scripting, from what I can tell it may also work on hardware devices that support WsManagement.

For more details look here;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WS-Management
http://blogs.technet.com/jonjor/archive/2009/01/09/winrm-windows-remote-management-troubleshooting.aspx

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