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March 6, 2018 at 6:56 pm


I'm new to powershell and trying to manage a few workstations (Win7 & Win10) in a workgroup from my computer (part of a domain, Win10). Unfortunately I'm not successful.

The following I'm trying:

Enable-PSRemoting -force

$RemoteComputer = "RemoteWS01"
$LocalComputer = "MyPC01.domain.local"

Set-Item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -value $LocalComputer
Set-Item wsman:\localhost\Client\TrustedHosts -value $RemoteComputer

$User = "Administrator" // remote account on WS, that's not me
$Passwd = ConvertTo-SecureString "BestPWever" -AsPlainText -Force
$Cred = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential ($User, $Passwd)

$Sess = New-PSSession -Computer $RemoteComputer -Credentials $Cred -Authentication Negotiate
Invoke-Command -Session $Sess -ScriptBlock { ping localhost }

The "New-PSSession" line fails, but I don't know why. What do I have to take care about, when connecting from a domain to a workgroup? WinRM service is running on RemoteWS01 and firewall is completely turned off with network profile set to "private". Any ideas?

Best regards

March 6, 2018 at 7:29 pm

Negotiate won't work, you'll need basic and HTTPS endpoints. Check out "Secrets of PowerShell Remoting" on our eBooks menu, I covered this exact scenario.