Remote powershell from windows 7 home premium


Does anyone know if remote powershell (as a server not a client) will work on windows 7 home premium?

i found a post here saying home edition doesn't have the required networking bits but it doesn't go into any detail ideally i was wanting to see something from Microsoft saying what isn't supported with winrm included in the list.

i did also find this saying remote desktop isn't supported so maybe any remote authentication doesn't work?

I was also getting a access denied error shown below when running winrm quickconfig but fixed this using my own answer to this post so this could be unrelated to using home premium (i had already upgraded it to pro before finding the fix).

   Message = Access is denied.

Error number:  -2147024891 0x80070005
Access is denied.
asked on Super User May 2, 2017 by Snipzwolf • edited May 3, 2017 by Snipzwolf

3 Answers


It turns out the 0x80070005 error was being caused by the account password being blank however as i had already upgraded the edition of windows to pro i'd still be interested if home premium can support winrm

answered on Super User May 3, 2017 by Snipzwolf

My problem was a little different, but I hope my answer will help someome. I was able to configure PS Remoting for my Windows 7 Home Premium.

First of all you should check this doc:

I checked everything here and still had an error "Unable to check the status of the firewall" when trying to run Enable-PSRemoting

Then I found out my WinRM config have zero listeners. You can check this by running below command:

dir WSMan:\localhost\Listener

If you have empty response, you should manually add default listener:

New-WSManInstance winrm/config/Listener -SelectorSet @{Address="*";Transport="http"}
answered on Super User Apr 30, 2019 by Zergatul

To enable Powershell Remoting, we could enable WinRM and set the Firewall rules. You could check the link below about enable Powershell Remoting via Group Policy. For the error 0x80070005 means access deny, you could refer to the link below about winrm quickconfig Access denied error.

answered on Super User May 3, 2017 by daidai

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