Posts Tagged ‘PowerShell’

Changing the default Windows Shell in Windows 7

The default Windows shell in Windows 7 is the Windows Explorer, however you can replace it with other shells such as, the command prompt, Windows PowerShell or custom built shells. This may become handy when computers are running specific tasks and you want to restrict their usage or free up resources taken by the default shell. However, remember that if for example you set the command prompt as the default shell, users can still load the default shell and other hidden applications.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - November 5, 2011 at 9:59 am

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Windows 7 PowerShell Remote Management

Windows 7 includes Windows PowerShell V2 which supports remote management of computers. Before using Windows PowerShell to manage a remote computer you need to configure the WinRM (Windows Remote Management) service on the remote computer. To manage a remote Windows 7 computer from Windows Vista or earlier versions of Windows you need to update Windows PowerShell to V2 or later. The syntax of remote Windows PowerShell is as follows:

icm hostname {powershell-command}

In this exercise we will see how to configure two Windows 7 computers, where one will be managed remotely using Windows PowerShell and WinRS. Make sure that you have network connectivity between the two computers:

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - June 1, 2011 at 3:23 am

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Windows Remote Management Service

Windows Remote Management service allows you to execute commands on a remote computer, either from the command prompt using WinRS or from Windows PowerShell. However, you need to configure the remote computer before performing any remote management tasks!

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by George - May 21, 2011 at 2:46 am

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