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My local machine is not a SP server, but i want to be able to run powershell and connect to a SP 2010 server to administer it. What do I need to install locally?

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I thought this post SharePoint 2010 with Windows PowerShell Remoting Step by Step covered everything. Are you looking for something particular?

If you are using XP then you can download PowerShell from here. If you are using Windows 7 then it come with PowerShell installed.

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Ok, that probably does answer my question, but I'm trying to get it to work to see if it does. –  Daniel Williams Jun 10 '11 at 20:05
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got it working now, thank you! –  Daniel Williams Jun 10 '11 at 22:14

You would have to enable remote powershell on the remote machine. After connecting, the sharepoint pssnapin needs to be loaded,

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