iPowerShell Remote Admin from an iPad


If you follow my blogs you should know by now that I am a big fan of PowerShell. I really like working on the command line and with scripts. 

I am very happy to see more and more Windows based software vendors that are including PowerShell cmdlets.

Recently I found a PowerShell Admin tool from the company Sapien. An PowerShell tool for the iPad. I’ve got to try this.

On the left you see the main application screen with Windows 8.x like tiles. The screenshot on the right is what you see when you tab on the Cmdlets tile.

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IMG_0363 This tool has a library of available cmdlets. When you first download and install the app on your iPad only the framework in installed with no data. When you click on the update button the data for the opened menu item is downloaded to your device.  

On the left you see the help data in the app about the Get-Service cmdlets.

This tool also gives the possibility to perform remote management on a Windows system. On the to be managed server PowerShell Web Access has to be installed.

Under this link is described how PowerShell Web Access is installed and configured. When you tab on the tile servers, you see a list of configured connections.

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The screenshot on the left shows the list of available server connections. On the right you see the configurable server connections properties.

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In the screenshots above you see the PowerShell screens from the iPad. I made a connection to a Windows 2012 R2 Domain Controller, and executed a few one liners