PowerShell on Samsung Galaxy and iPhone? PowerShell Web Access is a new Windows Server Feature. It provides a web-based PowerShell Console. After installing, you can access PowerShell from any device, even from your Samsung Galaxy or iPhone.
The setup is a three step process:
- Installing PowerShell Web Access (and its sub-features)
- Installing the certificate
- Configuring access rules
Installing PowerShell Web Access
Run the following One-Liner to install PowerShell Web Access on Windows Server 2012 or 2016.
Install-Windowsfeature WindowsPowerShellWebaccess -IncludeManagementTools
No restart needed. We can move on.
Installing the certificate
Don´t use a test certificate in a real environment. Obtain it from your Certification Authority as described in my series Active Directory Zertifikatsdienste (Teil 1-8).
Configuring Access Rules
Add-PswaAuthorizationRule -UserName * -ComputerName * -ConfigurationName *
* means access from any user and computer. In this article I keep it simple. In a real environment I recommend to restrict access allowing only trusthworthy users to access PowerShell Web Access.
PowerShell Web Access in Action
Now open a web browser and type
Provide username, password, and computer name (PowerShell Web Access can act as a gateway for other hosts, therefore you have to provide a computername). For remote access localhost must be replaced by the computername or domainname. In my case it’s server03.
Test completed successfully!
Now it’s time to test the functionality on your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Linux Workstation!
What a great feature! Access to PowerShell from any device! More information about Remote Access to Windows Servers in my articles