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
Determining the WinRM version
Follow these steps to identify the version of WinRM installed on your administration
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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