Consequences of disabling remote management on servers

Everything you can do with Server Manager to manage servers running Windows Server 2012 you can also do using Windows PowerShell. That’s because the Server Manager console is simply a GUI way of running PowerShell commands against remote servers. So if you disable remote management on a server using either method just described, any applications or commands that require Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) or Windows PowerShell remote access for remotely managing the server will fail.

This tip is excerpted from my latest book Training Guide: Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft Press.

Mitch Tulloch is an eight-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award and a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, deployment and virtualization.  For more information see

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