Windows – way to get PowerShell 2’s remoting features to work between Windows XP machines


PowerShell 2.0 has some super-snazzy remoting features. However, I'm unclear if they can be made to work with / between Windows XP machines, or if you need Windows Vista or Windows 7.

Here's what I have:

  • A pair of Windows XP MCE machines with SP3 installed, along with .NET 3.5.

  • PowerShell 2.0 CTP3 is installed on both.

  • WS-Management v1.1 installed on both (as 2.0 doesn't seem to work on Windows XP?)

With all that in place, the "Enable-PSRemoting" still nets me this error:

Enable-PSSessionConfiguration :
Windows PowerShell remoting features
are not enabled or not supported on
this machine. This may be because
you do not have the correct version of
WS-Management installed or this
version of Windows does not support
remoting currently.

Ordinarily, my response at this point would be to say "well, I guess it's time to download the Windows 7 RC," but I've seen enough vague comments about people remoting in and out of Windows XP to make me think this is possible.

How can I get this to work?

Best Answer

Right now you can't use PowerShell remoting feature on windows XP because it depends on WinRM 2.0 CTP3 that's not available for it. Support for remoting on Windows XP will be available after final build of PowerShell V2 (and WinRM 2.0).