Chapter 5. Managing systems through a keyhole

Bartosz Bielawski

Imagine you’re sitting on the beach with your smartphone. You’d love to ignore calls from work, but you just got a text saying that an important client’s account is locked. It’s the middle of vacation season, and for whatever reason nobody in the office is able to solve the problem. You roll your eyes and take a deep breath. Then you open the appropriate web page on your phone, log on, and run a single command. You send a text to your colleagues that the problem is solved. Is it possible? With PowerShell v3 and Windows Server 2012, the answer is yes.

Windows Server 2012 comes with PowerShell Web Access (PSWA). A question that concerns many administrators is this: do I really want ...

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