PowerShell is pretty cool so far, even if the remote capability requires some heavy scripting/.NET experience for now. I just found out today that I can actually write functions, put them into my profile file (%My Documents%\WindowsPowerShell\Microsoft.PowerShell_Profile.ps1), and have them load on start-up. This means my little function to start and stop remote services can be a simple one-line job and always preloaded, kinda like my own little command shell. Type $profile to make sure you have the right location. Mine is weird since I start mine with network admin privs as opposed to my normal workstation account.
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PS C:\Documents and Settings\mdickey> remoteservices
usage: RemoteServices [servername] [Stop|Start|Check|List|GetName] [service name]