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PowerShell Deep Dives by Edited by Jeffery Hicks, Richard Siddaway, Oisín Grehan, and Aleksandar Nikoli

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Chapter 1. Diagnosing and troubleshooting PowerShell remoting

Don Jones

Troubleshooting and diagnosing remoting can be one of the most difficult tasks for an administrator. When remoting works, it works; when it doesn’t, it’s often hard to tell why. Fortunately, PowerShell v3 and its accompanying implementation of remoting offer much clearer and more prescriptive error messages than prior versions. But even v2 included an undocumented and little-appreciated module named PSDiagnostics, which was designed specifically to facilitate remoting troubleshooting. The module lets you turn on detailed trace log information before you attempt to initiate a remoting connection. You can then use that detailed log information to get a better idea of where ...

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