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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-RDPRemotelyWMI. This function disables Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) remotely using Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). The function takes an array of computer names as input and iterates through each computer to disable RDP.

Within the function, there is a foreach loop that iterates through each computer name in the input array. For each computer, the function uses the Get-WmiObject cmdlet to retrieve the Win32_TerminalServiceSetting WMI class from the Root\CimV2\TerminalServices namespace. This class contains properties and methods related to Terminal Services settings, including the ability to enable or disable RDP.

The function then calls the SetAllowTSConnections method on the retrieved Win32_TerminalServiceSetting object, passing in two parameters: 0 and 0. These parameters respectively disable RDP and prevent the server from listening for RDP connections.

Overall, this function provides a convenient way to disable RDP on multiple remote computers using PowerShell and WMI.

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-WmiMethod cmdlet instead of Get-WmiObject and SetAllowTSConnections. This would allow the function to directly call the SetAllowTSConnections method without first retrieving the entire Win32_TerminalServiceSetting object.

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

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

Example 1: Disable RDP on a single remote computer

Disable-RDPRemotelyWMI -ComputerName "RemoteComputer01"

Example 2: Disable RDP on multiple remote computers

Disable-RDPRemotelyWMI -ComputerName "RemoteComputer01", "RemoteComputer02", "RemoteComputer03"

Example 3: Disable RDP on remote computers listed in a text file

$computers = Get-Content -Path "C:\Computers.txt"
Disable-RDPRemotelyWMI -ComputerName $computers

In these examples, replace “RemoteComputer01”, “RemoteComputer02”, etc. with the actual names of the remote computers you want to disable RDP on. You can also replace “C:\Computers.txt” with the path to a text file containing a list of remote computer names, with each name on a separate line.


function Disable-RDPRemotelyWMI {
    # You can also disable it using the below method.
    param (
    foreach ($Computer in $ComputerName) {
        $tsobj = Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_TerminalServiceSetting -Namespace Root\CimV2\TerminalServices -ComputerName $Computer
        $tsobj.SetAllowTSConnections(0, 0)

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