Configuring WinRM

You can enable the WS-Management protocol on the local computer and set up the default configuration for remote management with the following command: Winrm quickconfig.

The winrm quickconfig command (or the abbreviated version winrm qc) performs the following operations:

  • Starts the WinRM service, and sets the service startup type to auto-start.
  • Configures a listener for the ports that send and receive WS-Management protocol messages using either HTTP or HTTPS on any IP address.
  • Defines ICF exceptions for the WinRM service, and opens the ports for HTTP and HTTPS.

Type the following command at a command prompt: Winrm quickconfig.

When the tool displays Make these changes [y/n]?, type y

If configuration is successful, the following output is displayed:

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