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Windows® Sysinternals Administrator’s Reference by Mark E. Russinovich and Aaron Margosis

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Chapter 6. PsTools

Sysinternals PsTools is a suite of 12 Microsoft Windows management utilities with common characteristics:

  • They are all console utilities. That is, they are designed to run at a command prompt or from a batch file, and they write to the standard output and standard error streams (which can appear in the console window or be redirected to files).

  • They can operate on the local computer or on a remote computer. Unlike most remote control programs, the PsTools utilities do not require preinstallation of client software on the remote systems. (And of course, like all other Sysinternals utilities, they require no installation on the local computer either.)

  • They provide a standard syntax for specifying alternate credentials so that the ...

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