What's New in WinRM 2.0

New features are available in Windows Remote Management version 2.0. (WinRM 2.0)

WinRM 2.0 is included in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.

You can also download WinRM 2.0 for Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2).

The following table lists the documentation for WinRM 2.0.

Topic Description
WinRM Client Shell API
The WinRM Client Shell application programming interface (API) provides functionality to create and manage shells and shell operations, commands, and data streams on remote computers.
WinRM Plugin API
The WinRM Plug-in API provides functionality that enables a user to write plug-ins by implementing certain APIs for supported resource URIs and operations.
Infrastructure for Managing Hosted Services
WinRM 2.0 introduces a hosting framework. Two hosting models are supported. One is Internet Information Service (IIS)–based and the other is WinRM–service based.
For more information about the host configuration, see the following topics:
DMTF Profile Discovery through Association Traversal
Association traversal enables a user to retrieve instances of Association classes by using a standard filtering mechanism.
Remote Shell infrastructure improvements
This topic includes information about the remote infrastructure improvements for WinRM.
Multi-hop Support
Functionality was added to WinRM 2.0 that supports delegating user credentials across multiple remote computers.
The Authentication Constants topic was updated to add the following constant: WSManFlagUseCredSsp.
The following C++ API was added to provide multi-hop support: IWSManEx3.
The following scripting API was added to provide multi-hop support: WSMan.SessionFlagUseCredSsp.
Quota Management for Remote Shells
This topic includes information about quota configuration for remote shell management.
Managed Reference for WS-Management PowerShell Commands
Users of WinRM 2.0 can use Windows PowerShell cmdlets for system management.