Register PSSessionConfiguration - PowerShell


Register-PSSessionConfiguration registers a PowerShell session configuration on the local computer. This allows users to create and manage PowerShell sessions with pre-defined configurations, simplifying script execution and remote management tasks.


Register-PSSessionConfiguration [-Name] <string> -Path <string> [-Force] [-WhatIf] [-Confirm] [<CommonParameters>]


  • -Name: The name of the session configuration to register.
  • -Path: The file path to the session configuration file (.ps1xml).
  • -Force: Overwrites an existing session configuration with the same name.
  • -WhatIf: Performs a simulation of the command without making any changes.
  • -Confirm: Prompts for confirmation before executing the command.


Register a new session configuration

Register-PSSessionConfiguration -Name MyConfig -Path "C:\Path\To\Config.ps1xml"

Force overwrite an existing session configuration

Register-PSSessionConfiguration -Name MyConfig -Path "C:\Path\To\UpdatedConfig.ps1xml" -Force

Common Issues

  • Error when importing modules: Make sure the modules referenced in the session configuration are installed and accessible on the local computer.
  • Access denied when running scripts: Verify that the user has sufficient permissions to execute scripts on the remote system.


Combined with Invoke-Command

Use the registered session configuration with Invoke-Command to execute commands on remote hosts.

Invoke-Command -ComputerName Server1 -ConfigurationName MyConfig { Get-Process }
  • New-PSSessionConfiguration: Creates a new session configuration.
  • Get-PSSessionConfiguration: Retrieves registered session configurations.
  • Set-PSSessionConfiguration: Modifies an existing session configuration.
  • Remove-PSSessionConfiguration: Removes a registered session configuration.