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PowerShell

How to Manage Windows Updates with PowerShell

by Russell Smith

Managing Windows Update with PowerShell has until recently only been possible using a third-party module. But starting in Windows Server 2019, Microsoft's WindowsUpdateProvider PowerShell module is included out-of-the-box and it allows you to perform simple Windows Update management tasks, like starting a scan and installing updates. In this article, I will show you how to… Read More

How to Manage Windows Update Using PowerShell

by Russell Smith

Managing Windows Update with PowerShell has until recently only been possible using a third-party module. But starting in Windows Server 2019, Microsoft's WindowsUpdateProvider PowerShell module is included out-of-the-box and it allows you to perform simple Windows Update management tasks, like starting a scan and installing updates. In this article, I will look at both Microsoft's… Read More

How to Enable PowerShell Remoting in Windows 10

by Russell Smith

Unlike Windows Server, PowerShell Remoting isn't enabled by default in Windows 10. PowerShell Remoting is a secure management protocol (WSMan) for connecting to and managing remote devices. In its default configuration, PowerShell Remoting secures traffic over HTTP. It's primarily designed to be used in an Active Directory (AD) environment, which protects the authentication phase using… Read More

How to Configure PowerShell SSH Remoting in Windows 10

by Russell Smith

Microsoft introduced Secure Shell (SSH) as a transport for PowerShell Remoting in PowerShell 6. Older versions of PowerShell (Windows PowerShell) are restricted to HTTP/HTTPS and Windows Remote Management (WinRM). WinRM/HTTP is fine for Active Directory (AD) environments. Authentication and communications are secured. WinRM/HTTPS is for accessing workgroup computers, i.e. computers not joined to an AD… Read More

How to Inventory Remote Computers Using PowerShell

by Russell Smith

Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) is a management infrastructure built-in to Windows for querying management and operations data. It can be used to query local and remote computers for information like running processes, installed software, BIOS information, and much more. WMI vs CIM WMI is based on the Common Information Model (CIM), which is an open-source… Read More

Live Webinar: Active Directory Security: What Needs Immediate Priority!Live on Tuesday, October 12th at 1 PM ET

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