Remote Command Line On Windows – PsExec, PsTools
I really don’t want to have anything to do with system work, but as a SQL developer, especially in the development environment where there is no system guy, it is sometime necessary to play the system guy. Anyway, very often we need to remote into a Windows server to do some housekeeping work. The little facility Remote Desktop Connection from Microsoft normally is sufficient. But the catch is that only 3 connections are allowed at the same time. To avoid the bottleneck of 3 connections only, this little tool called PsTools from Sysinternals, now a development group that was acquired by Microsoft a couple of years ago, proves to be very useful.
Here is an article: http://computer-vet.com/weblog/2008/01/28/remote-command-line-on-windows.html
PSTools can be downloaded from here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx, the Windows Sysinternals web site.
PsExec is a light-weight telnet-replacement that lets you execute processes on other systems, complete with full interactivity for console applications, without having to manually install client software. PsExec’s most powerful uses include launching interactive command-prompts on remote systems and remote-enabling tools like IpConfig that otherwise do not have the ability to show information about remote systems.