Remote Management - Windows Server 2012

What is remote management?

Remote Management Service is one of the most important acts of administration of Windows Server 2012. Windows Management Instrumentation is used to perform administration of servers. WMI instructions can be sent over network WinRM “Remote Management”.
WinRM is default service, you can check it by going to Server Manager → then click on Local Server as shown in the following screenshot.
If it is disabled, to enable it open PowerShell and then type EnablePSRemoting as displayed in the following screenshot.

One more way to enable it is – Click on “Server Manager” → Local Server, then ENABLE Remote management.


Adding a Server for Remote Management

To add other servers for remote management, follow the steps given below −
Step 1 − Server Manager → Dashboard → Add other servers to manage.
Step 2 − If the servers are joined to the domain, you add the select option “Active Directory“. If they are not joined, then select the second option “DNS” → In the search Box, I added the IP of the server that has to be managed → click on a small arrow → OK.
Step 3 − Go to Server Manager → All Servers, to find the server that you have been added. If your server is in the Work Group, then you have to right click and click on – “Manage As” as shown in the following screenshot.
Step 4 − Enter the credentials of the remote server as follows and then → OK.
To remove a managed server, Right Click on server → Remove Server.

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