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Day 14 is upon us! In today’s post, we are going to take a look at the new feature in Windows Server 2012 called PowerShell Web Access.
What is PowerShell Web Access? Glad you asked!
Examples of client devices include laptops, non-work personal computers, borrowed computers, tablet computers, web kiosks, computers that are not running a Windows-based operating system, and cell phone browsers. IT Pros can perform critical management tasks on remote Windows-based servers from devices that have access to an Internet connection and a web browser.
Here is diagram with a high overview of how PowerShell Web Access works:
Supported desktop computer browsers
Minimally-tested mobile devices or browsers
We could go on and on about the new PSWA, but this blog is just to wet your appetite. To give you a little jump start with PSWA, here is the three-step process for setup and configuration.
Step 1: Installing Windows PowerShell Web Access Step 2: Configuring the gateway Step 3: Configuring authorization rules and site security
Step 1: Installing Windows PowerShell Web Access
Step 2: Configuring the gateway
Step 3: Configuring authorization rules and site security
This concludes our post for today. For more information on PSWA, check out the following link:
Use the Web-based Windows PowerShell Console
Come back tomorrow to learn more about the new Server Manager.
-AskPerf blog Team
Can you install powershell web access on a Windows 8 machine? (The title of the post implies you can, but the installation instructions only refer to Windows Server 2012)
@Stuart Leeks: Sorry, Server only. Please see this link: technet.microsoft.com/.../hh831611
Nice feature for some scenarios, but would true IT Pro really perform "critical management tasks" on remote Windows servers from "web kiosks or borrowed computers", really? Not on my watch! Use only trusted computers for administering your server environments. :)
fully concur: Surely Yes, not from "web kiosks or borrowed computers" with all the STI (Server Trojan Infections) lurking around ...
unless the benefit far outweigh the risk by a million times factor