Recently I wanted to check out the Windows 2012 RC build and more specifically some of the new PowerShell features. I have seen the Web Access mentioned a few times now so wanted to deploy a quick box to test this out.
I decided to try windows core and see how easy it was to get started with PowerShell Web Access, after the install which was very fast I changed my Administrator password and then logged into the box, I was immediately presented with a command prompt, the following steps are what I took to add PowerShell Web Access into my test environment.
Step by Step
Step 1 was to launch PowerShell and add the windows feature for PowerShell Web Access
Next I setup the certificates, note that I just used the test certificates as this was a test box but if you are installing this in live you should use the help on Install-PswaWebApplication to see the further parameters needed for a proper certificate.
Next I added a single rule to allow the local Administrator access to this machine, again you can obviously setup the rules as needed in your environment with this cmdlet.
After this has been completed you should now be able to visit the https site to receive a login window, in my example the URL was https://hostname/pswa
Here you must enter the credentials to login to the host…
Once logged in you should have a familiar window, as you can see I issued a Get-Command to list all the cmdlets available to me…
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Got a nice demo here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/video/powershell-web-access-demo.aspx
Perfect. Love it.