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Mastering Windows PowerShell Scripting by Brenton J.W. Blawat

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Chapter 7. Session-based Remote Management

When you are developing your scripts, you may run into situations where you need to configure remote systems. While a lot of command-line programs provide the ability to execute remote commands, PowerShell provides Common Information Model (CIM) cmdlets allowing the scripts to be executed on remote systems over a session. The CIM cmdlet brokers the communications which provides improved performance and reliability while executing a group of commands on multiple remote systems.

Microsoft's implementation of the CIM cmdlets was derived from the need to communicate with both Windows and non Windows systems from a singular command base. Microsoft initially created Web Services for Management (WS-Man), which ...

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