Monthly Archives: March 2006

Windows Server 2003 Release 2 (WS2003R2) and Windows Vista introduce a new variety of firewall-friendly remote server management, Windows Remote Management (WinRM), an implementation of the Web Services for Management specification. Instead of marshalling objects across RPC using DCOM, WinRM uses SOAP Web Services via HTTP and HTTPS for remote connections. The web server doesn't have to be installed (but it can be) as HTTP is now a system component.

It's possible to connect to the WMI service on the remote server for diagnostics and management, or to any hardware baseboard management controllers installed in case… Continue reading