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Powershell 2.0 & WinRM: Is there a way to test whether a system's remoting is enabled or not?

Posted on 2011-04-25
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Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hi all,

I work on enable remoting on servers using WinRM and PowerShell 2.0.

The issue is to *prove* in a quick way (not by trying to remote in!) whether remoting has been enabled.

Why, you ask, am ruling out the "just try to remote in from another computer?" answer in advance? The reason is automation. It is a "bot" will be setting up the server, and, as part of its automated work, should run a check to see -- and *prove* -- that remoting is fully enabled.

Is there a "Test-RemotingEnabled" command?

Question by:stuckp1
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Bryan Butler earned 2000 total points
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Would this work?


"just identify online systems that are ready and available for remote access."

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ID: 35470335
Hi developedtester,
My colleague and I will give your work a try. It looks promising!
I'll let you know in a day or so.
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by:Bryan Butler
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Great.  Hope it works and if not, it should be relatively easy to get working.

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ID: 35475583
Many thanks for pointing out that link!

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