Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Preparing the Windows PowerShell environment
INSIDE OUT WinRM versions
In Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, WinRM is 2.0 and is installed by default.
Working in the field, we’ve discovered some customers’ security practices might have
removed this feature.
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 come with WinRM 3.0 and is installed by default.
Using Windows 8 for the Office 365 Windows PowerShell commands is a good choice
to follow along with the examples in this chapter. However, using Windows 8 or
Windows Server 2012 might not be the correct solution to manage down-level servers in
your data center. The focus of this chapter is to provide support for Office 365 Windows
PowerShell cmdlets. To configure management of down-level, Windows-based servers,
see the Microsoft Server Manager Blog at http://blogs.technet.com/b/servermanager/
archive/2012/09/10/managing-downlevel-windows-based-servers-from-server-manager-
in-windows-server-2012.aspx.
Determining the WinRM version
Follow these steps to identify the version of WinRM installed on your administration
workstation:
1. If you are using Windows 8 or Windows Server 2010, skip to Step 3. If you are using
Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2, click Start and type cmd in the search
box. This should cause Windows to locate the Command Prompt program under
Programs, as shown in Figure 9-1.
2. Right-click Command Prompt and select Run as administrator. If the Windows User
Account Control (UAC) prompts whether to continue, select Yes and skip to Step 4.
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