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@BanterBoy: - Explain what the script does and why it is useful.

@GitHub Copilot - The code above is a PowerShell function called Disable-RDPRemotelyCIM. It disables Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) on one or more remote computers. The function takes an array of computer names as input and then loops through each computer to disable RDP.

The function uses the Get-CimInstance cmdlet to retrieve the Win32_TerminalServiceSetting class from the root/cimv2/TerminalServices namespace on each remote computer. The Win32_TerminalServiceSetting class contains properties and methods that allow you to configure Terminal Services settings on a Windows computer.

The function then pipes the Win32TerminalServiceSettings object to the Invoke-CimMethod cmdlet to call the SetAllowTSConnections method. This method takes two arguments: AllowTSConnections and ModifyFirewallException. The AllowTSConnections argument is set to 0 to disable RDP, and the ModifyFirewallException argument is set to 0 to prevent the method from modifying the Windows Firewall exception for RDP.

Overall, this function is a useful tool for disabling RDP on multiple remote computers at once. However, it’s worth noting that the function assumes that the remote computers are running Windows and that they have the Win32_TerminalServiceSetting class available in the root/cimv2/TerminalServices namespace. If these assumptions are not met, the function may not work as expected.

To improve the code’s readability, the function could benefit from more descriptive variable names. Additionally, the function could be optimized for performance by using the Invoke-Command cmdlet to run the SetAllowTSConnections method in parallel on multiple remote computers.

@BanterBoy: - Explain how to use the script and provide examples.

@GitHub Copilot - Certainly! Here are a few examples of how you could use the Disable-RDPRemotelyCIM function:

  1. Disable RDP on a single remote computer:
Disable-RDPRemotelyCIM -ComputerName "RemoteComputer01"
  1. Disable RDP on multiple remote computers:
Disable-RDPRemotelyCIM -ComputerName "RemoteComputer01", "RemoteComputer02", "RemoteComputer03"
  1. Disable RDP on all computers in an Active Directory domain:
$Computers = Get-ADComputer -Filter * | Select-Object -ExpandProperty Name
Disable-RDPRemotelyCIM -ComputerName $Computers

Note that in the third example, we’re using the Get-ADComputer cmdlet to retrieve a list of all computers in the Active Directory domain, and then passing that list to the Disable-RDPRemotelyCIM function. This is just one way to generate a list of computer names programmatically - you could also hard-code the list of computer names or retrieve them from a CSV file, for example.


function Disable-RDPRemotelyCIM {
    # You can also disable it using the below method.
    param (

    foreach ($Computer in $ComputerName) {
        $Win32TerminalServiceSettings = Get-CimInstance -Namespace root/cimv2/TerminalServices -ClassName Win32_TerminalServiceSetting -ComputerName $Computer
        $Win32TerminalServiceSettings | Invoke-CimMethod -MethodName SetAllowTSConnections -Arguments @{AllowTSConnections=0;ModifyFirewallException=0} -ComputerName $Computer

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