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Powershell version 5.1

Remote server administration tools

Install Remote Server Administration Tools using Powershell

Minimum Windows 10 v1803 is required

  • Get-WindowsCapability -Online | ? Name -like RSAT * | FT
  • Get-WindowsCapability -Name RSAT * -Online | Add-WindowsCapability -Online
  • Get-WindowsCapability -Online | ? ($ _. Name -like “RSAT *” -and $ _. State -eq “NotPresent”} | Add-WindowsCapability -Online

Trust Powershell scripts without exception in the execution

  • Set-ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Force

PS package management

  • Install-Module -Name PowerShellGet -Force -Verbose
  • Set-PSRepository -Name 'PSGallery' -InstallationPolicy Trusted
  • Install modules PSReadline-Verbose
  • Install-PackageProvider -Name NuGet -Verbose
  • Install-Module -Name Docker -Verbose
  • Register-PackageSource -Name chocolatey -ProviderName Chocolatey -Location
  • Install-Package -Name Sysinternals
  • Get-PackageSource

Azure Powershell Module

  • Install-Module -Name Azure -Repository PSGallery -Force -Verbose
  • Install-Module -Name AzureAD -Verbose
  • Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber
  • Install-Module -Name AzureADPreview -Verbose
  • Install-Module -Name Microsoft.Azure.ActiveDirectory.PIM.PSModule -Verbose
  • Install-Module -Name xPSDesiredStateConfiguration -Verbose

Azure Active Directory Connect

Manage Windows updates

  • Install-Module -Name PSWindowsUpdate -Verbose


Requires Windows 10 and the .NET Framework 3.5

Azure Active Directory module

  • Install modules MSOnline -Verbose

Exchange Online

Exchange Online Remote Powershell MFA. Download from the Exchange Admin Center

Activate Windows Remote Management Basic Authentication

  • winrm get winrm / config / client / auth
  • winrm set winrm / config / client / auth @ {Basic = ”true”}

SharePoint Online

Windows Virtual Desktop

  • Install-Module -Name Microsoft.RDInfra.RDPowershell

Powershell modules update

  • Update help
  • Update modules

PSRemoting automatic configuration with certificate