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April 3, 2015 at 8:30 am

I'm attempting to use Powershell (v4) on Windows 7 SP1 to remotely administer some Azure VMs. I installed the Azure module and that has worked fine. I'm now attempting to install roles and features on the VMs, so I need to use the ServerManager module. This doesn't seem to be available on Windows 7 or Windows 2012 R2. I assume I must be missing something. I've tried the following:

On Windows 7:
Installed Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Enabled the ServerManager feature in Windows

ServerManager still doesn't show up as an available module, so I can't import it.

I haven't figured out where to start on Windows 2012 R2. I'm guessing I need to install or enable a role or feature to get the module, but I can't seem to find any info about what needs to be done. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


April 3, 2015 at 8:42 am

You actually do not really need the ServerManager module on your client. The only thing you need is to establish a successful PowerShell Remoting session to the Azure machines. The ServerManager module is always installed on Windows Server 2012 R2 and many earlier versions.

Invoke-Command -Computer remote.server -ScriptBlock { Install-WindowsFeature -Name DHCP }