Disable PSRemoting - PowerShell


Disable-PSRemoting disables PowerShell remoting on a local or remote computer. This command effectively prevents remote connections to the target system using the PSRemoting protocol.


Disable-PSRemoting [-ComputerName <String[]>] [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [-NoEncryption] [-SkipCACheck] [-UseSSL] [-ErrorAction <Action>] [-WarningAction <Action>] [-Verbose] [-Debug] [-ErrorVariable <String>] [-WarningVariable <String>] [-OutVariable <String>] [-OutBuffer <Int32>] [-ThrottleLimit <Int32>]


  • -ComputerName: The remote computer where the command should be executed. Supports multiple values. Can be an IP address, hostname, or alias.
  • -Force: Suppresses confirmation prompts and forces the command to execute.
  • -Confirm: Prompts for user confirmation before executing the command.
  • -WhatIf: Simulates the command without actually executing it. Shows what would happen if the command were run.
  • -NoEncryption: Disables network encryption for the remote connection. Insecure and not recommended.
  • -SkipCACheck: Skips certificate authority (CA) verification when connecting to the target computer. Not recommended for secured environments.
  • -UseSSL: Enforces the use of SSL for the remote connection. Requires a valid SSL certificate on the target computer.
  • -ErrorAction: Specifies the behavior when an error occurs. Default is Stop.
  • -WarningAction: Specifies the behavior when a warning is encountered. Default is Continue.
  • -Verbose: Enables verbose output, providing additional details about the command’s execution.
  • -Debug: Outputs debug information for troubleshooting purposes.
  • -ErrorVariable: Assigns the error output to a specified variable.
  • -WarningVariable: Assigns the warning output to a specified variable.
  • -OutVariable: Stores the output in a specified variable.
  • -OutBuffer: Specifies the number of objects to buffer before flushing to the output stream.
  • -ThrottleLimit: Limits the number of concurrent operations that can be performed on the target computer.


  • Disable remoting on the local computer:
  • Disable remoting on a remote computer:
Disable-PSRemoting -ComputerName Server01 -Confirm
  • Disable remoting on multiple remote computers while skipping CA check:
Disable-PSRemoting -ComputerName Server01,Server02 -SkipCACheck -Force
  • Simulate disabling remoting without executing:
Disable-PSRemoting -WhatIf

Common Issues

  • Access denied: Ensure that the user executing the command has sufficient permissions on the target computer.
  • Unable to connect to remote computer: Check if the target computer is online, accessible, and has PowerShell remoting enabled.
  • Certificate errors: Verify that the target computer has a valid SSL certificate trusted by the client computer. Disable CA checking or use the -NoEncryption option at your own risk.


Disable-PSRemoting can be combined with other commands to manage PowerShell remoting settings:

  • Enable-PSRemoting: Enable PowerShell remoting on the specified computers.
  • Get-PSRemoting: Retrieve current PowerShell remoting configuration on local or remote computers.
  • Set-PSRemoting: Configure advanced PowerShell remoting settings, such as authentication methods and encryption.
  • Enter-PSSession: Establish a remote PowerShell session with another computer.
  • Remote-PSSession: Manage remote PowerShell sessions.
  • Invoke-Command: Execute commands on remote computers.