How to enable HTTPs for WinRM

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NOTICE: Remember that WinRM traffic is encrypted even without the use of HTTPS.

To configure HTTPS for WinRM on a target machine you need to perform two things:
Make sure the machine has a valid certificate for HTTPS
Run ‘winrm quickconfig -transport:https’ on the machine

Step 1

Before you can activate HTTPS for WinRM on a target machine it needs to have a valid certificate. Here’s a guide on how to distribute certificates through a GPO:

Step 2

To configure HTTPS for WinRM:

There is no way to activate the WinRM HTTPS listener on a target machine using a GPO. One possibility is to use a start up script and place the following command there:
winrm quickconfig -transport:https

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