Using PowerShell Direct

PowerShell Direct (PSD) is a new feature with Windows Server 2016 (and on Windows 10 Anniversary Update or later). PSD enables you to use PowerShell remoting to access a Hyper-V VM without needing to set up networking and firewall settings inside the VM. With PSD, you use Invoke-Command, specifying either the VM's name or the VM's VMID (the VMID is a GUID used internally by Hyper-V to identify a VM) rather than the VM's hostname. You can also use the VM name or VMID to enter a remote session using Enter-PSSession.

In earlier versions of Hyper-V, you needed a networking connection between your Hyper-V host and the guest OS in order to remote into the guest. This meant setting up and establishing network connectivity. With ...

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