Basic installation guide for Windows PowerShell Web Access

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Hi folks,

PowerShell Team blogged about a new feature that is coming in Windows Server 2012 which allows a PowerShell console in a web browser. Isn’t that cool?

Windows PowerShell Web Access is a new feature in Windows Server 2012. It is an IIS application that provides a Windows PowerShell console in a web browser. The IIS application acts as a gateway between the web browser and the machines that you can connect to in your environment. These machines should have Windows PowerShell remoting enabled.

The video below illustrates the three simple steps of setup and configuration –

1. Feature installation
In the video we use GUI to install the feature. We could also use the Windows PowerShell cmdlet equivalent for installation (run the cmd in an elevated PowerShell console) –
Install-WindowsFeature –Name WindowsPowerShellWebAccess –IncludeAllManagementTools

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Anderson Patricio

Anderson Patricio is a Canadian MVP in Cloud and Datacenter Management, and Office Server and Services, besides the Microsoft Award he also holds a Solutions Master (MCSM) in Exchange and several other certifications. Anderson has been contributing to the Microsoft Community with articles, tutorials, blog posts, twitter, forums and book reviews. He is a regular contributor here at,, and Anderson (Portuguese).