While only server versions of Windows (2003, 2008, 2008 R2) are officially supported as PowerGUI Pro MobileShell hosts in production use, if you just want to give it a quick try your Windows 7 laptop is perfectly fine. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Open the Windows Features dialog box,
2. Turn on Internet Information Services,
3. Then browse into World Wide Web Services / Security and select Basic Authentication:
4. Click OK to close the dialog box.
5. Start MobileShell setup.
6. On the feature selection step provide the license (license file available from here).
7. When you click Next, read the warning telling you that running the web site on Windows 7 is a bad idea and click Yes. 🙂
8. Follow the setup for other settings (they are pretty straight-forward).
9. If you are sure to not ever use this site for real administration you can even select to use HTTP (instead of HTTPS) binding – this saves you from providing site certificate, but obviously is a bad idea for production because your traffic will go unencrypted.
10. When you click Finish you will get the browser launched for the newly installed MobileShell site and can start having some serious PowerShell fun:
Hope this helps you check out MobileShell and get excited enough to later spend time on real server deployment. 🙂