HOWTO: Windows PowerShell Web Access

Hi,

I came across a nifty little feature. what will enable a web based GUI for remote powershell actions.

1) Install this Server Feature on a DMZ / Perimeter Server. (next, next, finish)
2) Configure Authorization Rules. For group based right management use: -UserGroupName Domain\Group NOTE: the -ConfigurationName parameter must contain “microsoft.powershell”
3) Assign a Security Certificate to the IIS Server. Self Signed or an internal PKI is a possibility. But for a home lab, also have a look over here https://www.cheapssls.com/domain-only.html

4) Open ports on the firewall/gateway device: HTTPS/443|TCP from the Internet/Web to the DMZ Server
5) Open port HTTPS/443 inbound, for the server itself, from the Windows Advanced Firewall.
6) Open ports for WSMAN. PSWA DMZ Server to – All the server you wish to manage, If this are a lot of server then perform this step with a GPO. Rule Direction: Inbound, WSMAN/5985|TCP, WSMAN over SSL/5986|TCP

 

Some Screenshots:

login

 

authrule

 

GUI

 

 

From the Microsoft Premium Field Engineer:
http://blogs.technet.com/b/askpfeplat/archive/2012/09/17/want-remote-powershell-management-from-your-browser-see-how-powershell-web-access-in-windows-server-2012-may-help.aspx

The official technet artical. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831611.aspx
Guide from trainsignal. http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/configure-powershell-web-access

 

 

Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop Database Support Matrix / Chart

Hi,

When searching if XenApp 6.5 is supported on MS SQL 2012, I came across a Citrix Database support chart. This chart contains allmost all Citrix products and gives a nice overview of all the databases and database management software that is compatible with it.

http://support.citrix.com/article/CTX114501

Greetz,

Ronny.