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By Jip · 26 Dec, 2018



Psexec (PsTools) is a toolset consisting of following tools:

•PSexec used to execute commands at remote or get a shell from a remote system
•PsFile used to list file and folders at remote system
•PsGetSid used to display security identifier for remote computer or user
•PsInfo used to get detailed information about the remote system
•PsKill used to kill process at the remote system according to name or ID
•PsList used to list processes in detail at the remote system
•PsLoggedOn used to list logged on users in the remote systems
•PsLogList used to list event logs resides on the remote systems
•PsPasswd used to change given user password on the remote system
•PsPing used to ping from remote system
•PsServervice used to list and manage Windows services on the remote system
•PsShutdown used to shutdown, log off, suspend and restart remote Windows system
•PsSuspend used to suspend and resume processes on the remote Windows system.

Most common syntax
      psexec \\computer command [arguments]
      psexec @run_file [options] command [arguments]


   computer: The computer on which psexec will run command. Default = local system
                     To run against all computers in the current domain enter “\\*”

   @run_file  Run command on every computer listed in the text file specified.

   command: Name of the program to execute

   arguments: Arguments to pass (file paths must be absolute paths on the target system)

Some examples:

Launch an interactive command prompt on \\PCName, the CMD prompt window will appear locally:
psexec \\PCName cmd

Connect to workstation64 and run IPCONFIG to display the remote PC’s IP address:
psexec \\PCName ipconfig

Connect to workstation64 and list a directory:
psexec \\PCName -s cmd /c dir c:\work

Execute IpConfig on the remote system, and display the output locally:
psexec \\PCName ipconfig /all

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