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Monday, August 31, 2015

Win 2016 TP3 : Hello Powershell Direct !


You can now using Powershell Direct to easily manage and run Powershell cmdlet and script directly inside a virtual machine.


  • Host – Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016
  • Guest VM – Windows 10 or Windows Server 2016
  • Guest credential
  • Running as Hyper-V Administrator
  • VM on locally and booted

Powershell Remoting to Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Failed with an error message. We need to configure it in order to make it work.


But the game has changed with Powershell Direct on Windows Server 2016 TP3

  • Work on VM without network connectivity


  • Work on VM with  Windows Firewall enabled


[ Test Powershell Direct]


Enter-PSSession –VMname (name)


Able to connect to the virtual machine without any extra configuration. From here, you can execute powershell cmdlet.

Example: Install Web Application Proxy for ADFS

Add-WindowsFeature Web-Application-Proxy


How do you find Powershell Direct? Cool right! Just give it a try yourself on Powershell Direct.