WS-Man Ping Test

WS-Man (Windows Remote Management) is a new protocol and framework first delivered in Windows 2003 R2 and is more prevalent in Windows Vista and beyond.  There’s an easy way to test WS-Man reachability that is similar to the network ping concept by testing both the network connectivity as well as the end-point service. The main component that…

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A Few Good Vista WS-Man (WinRM) Commands

In Vista, a lot of instrumentation, configuration, and utilization information is exposed via WS-Man. Vista WS-Man (aka: WS-Management, Windows Remote Management, and WinRM) incorporates many features, but I like to think of it as the management protocol/framework of the future (look out SNMP!). What makes WS-Man so great is the fact that it’s all standards based,…

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