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How use Powershell Get-Service on a remote server without Powershell Remoting

18 February,2016 by Tom Collins

Question: How can I get a list of services on a remote Windows server using Powershell?
I'm using the Powershell cmdlet Get-Service and can return the list of Windows Services on the existing server.
I want to use a method without relying on enabling Powershell Remoting services.

Answer: It is possible to access a list of Windows Services remotely using get-service.
There's a good example in the Get-Help  . The Get-help section is a great way to learn more about Powershell. I would argue it's one of the best help guides I've ever seen with a product. Read on other cmdlets which will improve your Powershell brain Expand your Powershell mind – Three key cmdlets

This is an example of accessing Windows services on a remote server , without having to enable Powershell remoting

Get-Service -computername MY_REMOTE_SERVER_NAME

To get more details on Powershell cmdlet , from your Powershell command line

Get-Help Get-Service

To see loads of examples of Powershell Get-Service


get-help Get-Service -examples


Hours of fun!

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