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Windows PowerShell™ 3.0 Step by Step by Ed Wilson

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Using WMI against remote systems

Microsoft Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) remoting is an essential part of Windows PowerShell. In fact, way back in Windows PowerShell 1.0, WMI remoting was one of the primary ways of making configuration changes on remote systems. Windows Server 2012 permits remote WMI by default. The Windows 8 client does not. The best way to manage the Windows 8 client is to use group policy to permit the use of WMI inbound. Keep in mind, the issue here is the Windows firewall, not WMI itself. The steps to use group policy to configure WMI appear here:

  1. Open the group policy management console.

  2. Expand the Computer Config | Policies | Windows Settings | Security Settings | Windows Firewall With Advanced Security | ...

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