MobileShell – PowerShell Prompt in a Browser

You can now manage your IT from any computer or mobile device which has a browser.

We have just started a public beta of the first component of the future PowerGUI Pro edition – MobileShell. It is effectively an web application you install on an IIS server. Once you installed the application, set permissions, and deployed the PowerShell snapins and modules you need – you just hit the URL from any browser, log in with your Active Directory credentials and get full PowerShell prompt you can use to manage your systems!

Communications are encrypted over HTTPS (you will obviously need a certificate for that), and the PowerShell code is executed under the account you are using to connect to the server – so all standard security applies.

And you can even connect to site from your smartphone such as Blackberry or iPhone:

Now next time you get an emergency call – there is no need to rush to your workstation. All you need to do is fire up a browser on your mobile device or a computer nearby – and you can fix the issue and keep enjoying your lunch, family time, or vacation.πŸ˜‰

We are extremely excited with this 3rd PowerGUI product (in addition to the admin console and script editor/debugger) and think it will make lives of thousands of IT professionals out there much easier!

Get the MobileShell setup and documentation here and please let us know what you think!

18 Responses to “MobileShell – PowerShell Prompt in a Browser”


  1. 1 Alan Renouf January 12, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Amazing stuff guys, cant wait to get home and try it out.

  2. 2 halr9000 January 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    This is a reason for me to setup a server at home. At some point I went all laptops at the house and now I need to put a PC back on the network!

  3. 3 Ravikanth January 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Really cool stuff. downloading the bits right now. Can’t wait to try it

  4. 4 halr9000 January 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Dmitry, you guys should setup a live demo with a restricted runspace. Kinda like that Azure demo we saw recently.

  5. 6 Zsoldier January 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    Freakin cool! I’ll be trying this out today.

  6. 7 Ryan January 14, 2010 at 7:47 pm

    Looks like I will have to evolve my process away from your original method.

    https://dmitrysotnikov.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/execute-powershell-scripts-from-your-smartphone/

    BTW – it still rocks.

  7. 9 EDF February 11, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    OMG! I have been waiting for something like this!!! Please, please, please let this work and be affordable!

    • 10 Dmitry Sotnikov February 11, 2010 at 5:03 pm

      Well, the beta is absolutely free – go ahead and download it. Any feedback is welcome.

      The release is coming soon and yes the intent is to make is as affordable as possible.

  8. 11 Anonymous October 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Looks like Microsoft has added this functionality to Server 2012.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh831611.aspx


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