Automating the world one-liner at a time…
William Vambenepe has a great blog entry Native "SSH" on Windows via WS-Management that is well worth a read. I know that we've been busting our butts documenting our protocols but I hadn't realized that we actually were posting them where people could get them. Apparently that is the case. William found them and put 2 & 2 together and has a very good article explaining what we've done and the ramifications of it. He did a particularly good job on nailing the ramifications portion. I won't steal his thunder - you should go read his blog. He also provides links to the specifications themselves (there are a few) so if you want some chewy reading material, follow those links.
If you are technically-oriented it is certainly worth giving the Powershell Remoting Protocol Specification a scan. It will provide you a very good behind the scenes view of what we do with Remoting. I think you'd find it rewarding to understand how we do what we do.
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These are seriously cool. I have been digging into the OCS protocol docs too.
One thing - it sure would be nice to publish the spec on MSDN _and_ enable community content (which is how the PowerShell Help text is published for example).
It would be nice to be able to extend the specs with community content for example scripts showing how things work, etc.
Where does one find the WinRM wsdl? You do have one, right?