Windows Remote Server

Windows Remote Server
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Windows Remote Management is one component of the Windows Hardware Management features that manage server hardware locally and remotely. These features include a service that implements the WS-Management protocol, hardware diagnosis and control through baseboard management controllers (BMCs), and a COM API and scripting objects that allow you to write applications that communicate remotely through the WS-Management protocol. For more information about the public specification for WS-Management protocol, see Web Services for Management (WS–Management).

The following is a list of components and features that are supplied by WinRM and hardware monitoring:

This scripting API enables you to obtain data from remote computers using scripts that perform WS-Management protocol operations.


This command–line tool for system management is implemented in a Visual Basic Scripting Edition file (Winrm.vbs) written using the WinRM scripting API. This tool enables an administrator to configure WinRM and to get data or manage resources. For more information, see the online help provided by the command line Winrm /?.


This command line tool enables administrators to remotely execute most Cmd.exe commands using the WS-Management protocol. For more information, see the online help provided by the command line Winrs /?.

Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) driver and WMI provider

Hardware management through the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) provider and driver enables you to control and diagnose remote server hardware through BMCs when the operating system is not running or deployed.

WMI service

The WMI service continues to run side-by-side with WinRM and provides requested data or control through the WMI plug-in. You can continue to obtain data from standard WMI classes, such as Win32_Process, as well as IPMI-supplied data. For more information about configuration and installation required for WinRM, see Hardware Management Introduction.