Set-WSManQuickConfig

Configures the local computer for remote management.

Syntax

Set-WSManQuickConfig
   [-UseSSL]
   [-Force]
   [-SkipNetworkProfileCheck]
   [<CommonParameters>]

Description

The Set-WSManQuickConfig cmdlet configures the computer to receive PowerShell remote commands that are sent by using the Web Services for Management (WS-Management) technology.

Set-WSManQuickConfig performs the following actions:

  • Checks whether the WinRM service is running. If the WinRM service isn't running, the service is started.
  • Sets the WinRM service startup type to automatic.
  • Creates a listener to accept requests on any IP address. The default transport is HTTP.
  • Enables a firewall exception for WinRM traffic.

To run Set-WSManQuickConfig, start PowerShell with the Run as Administrator option.

Examples

Example 1: Enable remote management of the local computer over HTTP

This example sets the required configuration to enable remote management of the local computer. By default, this command creates a WS-Management listener on HTTP.

Set-WSManQuickConfig

Example 2: Enable remote management of the local computer over HTTPS

This example sets the required configuration to enable remote management of the local computer. The UseSSL parameter specifies that HTTPS is used to communicate with the computer.

Set-WSManQuickConfig -UseSSL

Note

HTTPS requires manual configuration. For more information, see the UseSSL parameter's description.

Parameters

-Force

Forces the command to run without asking for user confirmation.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-SkipNetworkProfileCheck

Configures Windows client versions for remoting when the computer is on a public network. This parameter enables a firewall rule for public networks that allows remote access only from computers in the same local subnet.

This parameter has no effect on server versions of Windows, that by default, have a local subnet firewall rule for public networks. If the local subnet firewall rule is disabled on the server version of Windows, Enable-PSRemoting re-enables it, regardless of this parameter's value.

To remove the local subnet restriction and enable remote access from all locations on public networks, use the Set-NetFirewallRule cmdlet in the NetSecurity module.

This parameter was introduced in PowerShell 3.0.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False
-UseSSL

Specifies that the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol is used to establish a connection to the remote computer. By default, SSL isn't used.

WS-Management encrypts all the PowerShell content that is transmitted over the network. The UseSSL parameter lets you specify the additional protection of HTTPS instead of HTTP. If you use this parameter and SSL isn't available on the port that's used for the connection, the command fails.

HTTPS requires manual configuration of WinRM and firewall rules. For more information, see How To: Configure WINRM for HTTPS.

Type:SwitchParameter
Position:Named
Default value:False
Accept pipeline input:False
Accept wildcard characters:False

Inputs

None

This cmdlet doesn't accept any input.

Outputs

None

This cmdlet doesn't generate any output.