stay linux We can use SSH Perform various remote operations, Same in windows On the platform, we can PowerShell Gain similar ability. This article will introduce through
PowerShell Basic information for performing remote operations. Want to know SSH Students of remote operation, Can refer to《SSH Remote task execution


MS Defined a name WS-Management Agreement, This protocol provides an open standard for remote exchange management data of computer equipment. stay Windows On the platform,MS adopt
Windows Remote management service(Windows Remote Management service, Abbreviation WinRM) Realized WS-Management
Agreement. That's what we can do PowerShell The basis for performing remote operations, because PowerShell It is through WinRM Services for remote operations.

inspect WinRM service

We can check it with the following command WinRM Status of the service:
Get-Service WinRM

Server version Windows System default is start WinRM Service, The normal system does not start the service by default. Next we'll show you how to start the service in the right posture.

Configure the system to accept remote commands

Be similar to SSH Client/ Server architecture, Only need to be configured on the host receiving the remote command WinRM Just the service. In fact, let's WinRM Service listens for a port, Follow SSH
daemon It's the same.!
Start with administrator privileges PowerShell, Execute the following command:
Enable-PSRemoting –Force
Then check WinRM Service should be running:


Firewall rules have also changed:

Enable-PSRemoting Not only did the command start WinRM service, And set up the firewall rules for us.

If your computer is already joined to a domain, Then the above configuration is OK. Trust settings are also required for computers that are not joined to the domain, Then restart. WinRM service:
Set-Item wsman:\localhost\client\trustedhosts * Restart-Service WinRM
Test remote connection

PowerShell A command is also provided to test whether the remote host has turned on the remote operation service:

The command in the above figure successfully returned, Indicates that the service that allows remote access has been configured on the remote host. If an error message is returned, The remote host does not open the remote access service.

Create a remote connection Session

This is similar to SSH Remote connection for. Use SSH The client establishes a connection to the server(session), Then perform various operations. This is SSH
Basic usage,PowerShell There's a similar support that allows us to do the same thing.
Enter-PSSession -ComputerName my-svr -Credential nickli

Enter the password to establish the connection:

Next, you can perform tasks on the remote host!

Remote execution of a single command

Can be set up with remote host session It's a good place to start. But most of the time, we just need to execute a single command, Even in a script, What shall I do??
We can go through Invoke-Command command, And designate it -ScriptBlock Parameters to complete this task:
Invoke-Command -ComputerName cd-lsr-svr -ScriptBlock { Get-Service WinRM }
-credential nickli
Execute the above command, And enter the user's password:

Although the order was executed, But the flaws are obvious: Password required, Cannot be written to script for automation.
Use the following method to write the password to the command( So it can be automated):
$Username = 'xxxx' $Password = 'yyyy' $pass = ConvertTo-SecureString
-AsPlainText$Password -Force $Cred = New-Object
System.Management.Automation.PSCredential -ArgumentList$Username,$pass Invoke
-Command -ComputerName cd-lsr-svr -ScriptBlock { Get-Service WinRM } -credential
Remote execution of multiple commands

Sometimes we need to execute multiple related commands in succession, For example, the result of the previous command will be used in the latter command. At this time, the above method will not work. Need to pass session To handle the connection between commands:
Invoke-Command -ComputerName myserver -ScriptBlock {$p = Get-Process
PowerShell} Invoke-Command -ComputerName myserver -ScriptBlock {$p
.VirtualMemorySize}$s = New-PSSession -ComputerName myserver Invoke-Command
-Session$s -ScriptBlock {$p = Get-Process PowerShell} Invoke-Command -Session $s
-ScriptBlock {$p.VirtualMemorySize}

When we execute the first two commands directly, Because of the $p No value, So we can't get results. The last two lines of command go through the same session
Executive, So they can share variables, And finally get the result.

Remote script execution

This paper introduces the operation of remote command execution, It's much easier to introduce remote script execution. In fact, this is the core of automation:
Invoke-Command -ComputerName cm-12r2 -FilePath .\task.ps1
I created a script file locally task.ps1,task.ps1 The script in creates a test.txt file, And put PowerShell
Version information of is added to this file. Run the above command:

Then on the remote machine, see if there is any file creation:

Everything looks good, It's just that our scripts will be more complex in practice!

Perform the same operation on multiple machines

Doing the same operation on multiple hosts at the same time will multiply the efficiency, This can be done remotely:

The commands in the above figure are executed on two remote hosts at the same time, In fact, it's for ComputerName Attribute specifies multiple targets!
Come again: The real power is to execute script files:

this time, We executed script files on two remote hosts at the same time task.ps1.
If there are many target hosts, You can also write them to a file, Then reference it in the following way:
Invoke-Command -ComputerName (Get-Content Machines.txt)
Remote copy file

finally,PowerShell stay 5.x Remote copy of files is now supported in version of! First look demo:
$mySession = new-PSSession -ComputerName xxxxxx Copy-Item -Path .\task.ps1
-Destination C:\task.ps1 -ToSession$mySession
The above command sets the task.ps1 File copy to remote host xxxxxx Of C Under the root directory. Be careful Copy-Item The command uses a
Session Object as parameter, The name of this parameter is ToSession. We can guess, The direction of file transfer is determined by this parameter: Use ToSession
Local files will be delivered to the remote host; Use FromSession The file on the remote host will be passed to the local machine.
Let's see how to copy the entire directory:
$mySession = new-PSSession -ComputerName xxxxxx Copy-Item -Path .\PowerShell
-Destination C:\PowerShell -ToSession$mySession -Recurse

Note that the directory copy operation should add Recurse parameter.
The above two operations are to copy a file and a directory to a remote host, Next, we will copy the files or folders on the remote host to the local computer:
$mySession = new-PSSession -ComputerName xxxxxx Copy-Item -Path C:\task.ps1
-Destination F:\temp\task.ps1 -FromSession$mySession Copy-Item -Path
C:\PowerShell -Destination F:\temp -FromSession$mySession -Recurse
Note that the parameters used here are FromSession, So the Destination Local path specified. Execute the above command, See if the content has been copied to the local
F:\temp Under the directory!


This paper briefly introduces the use of PowerShell The basis of remote operation and some commonly used methods. On the whole, Common operations and SSH It's basically the same. The command to copy files remotely is
PowerShell Only the latest version supports, Be sure to determine the environment PowerShell Version.