Prevent all users of the computer from using the session configuration in a session. Disable-PSRemoting is a proxy for Disable-PSSessionConfiguration.
This is an advanced cmdlet designed for use by system administrators to manage custom session configurations for their users.

      Disable-PSSessionConfiguration [[-Name] string[]]
        [-Force] [-Confirm] [-WhatIf] [CommonParameters]

   -Name string
       The name(s) of session configurations to enable.
       Enter one or more configuration names. Wildcards are permitted.
       You can also pipe a configuration name (a string or a session configuration object.)
       If you omit this parameter, Disable-PSSessionConfiguration will
       disable the Microsoft.PowerShell session configuration.

       Suppress all user prompts.
       By default, you are prompted to confirm each operation.

       Prompt for confirmation before executing the command.

       Describe what would happen if you executed the command without actually
       executing the command.

       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -WarningAction, -WarningVariable,
       -OutBuffer -OutVariable.

The Disable-PSSessionConfiguration cmdlet adds a "deny all" setting to the security descriptor of one or more registered session configurations. As a result, you can unregister, view, and change the configurations, but you cannot use them in a session.

Without parameters, Disable-PSSessionConfiguration disables the Microsoft.PowerShell configuration, which is the default configuration that is used for sessions. Unless the user specifies a different configuration, both local and remote users are effectively prevented from creating any sessions that connect to the computer.

Note that Disable-PSRemoting / Disable-PSSessionConfiguration will not undo every change made by Enable-PSSessionConfiguration. It will set the permission Everyone=AccessDenied and BUILTIN\Administrators = AccessAllowed.


Disable the Microsoft.PowerShell session configuration:

PS C:> Disable-PSSessionConfiguration

Disable all registered session configurations on the computer:

PS C:> disable-pssessionConfiguration -name *

Disable all session configurations that have names that begin with "Microsoft":

PS C:> disable-pssessionConfiguration -name Microsoft* -force

Disable the MaintenanceShell and AdminShell session configurations, via pipe from Get-PSSessionConfiguration:

PS C:> Get-PSSessionConfiguration -name MaintenanceShell, AdminShell | Disable-PSSessionConfiguration

Disable all session configurations that have names that begin with "Microsoft":

PS C:> disable-pssessionConfiguration -name Microsoft* -force

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Enable-PSSessionConfiguration - Enable PS session configuration
Get-PSSessionConfiguration - Get the registered PS session configuration

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