PsExec Tool

PsExec is a Telnet alternative that enables you to perform non-invasive troubleshooting on a remote Microsoft Surface unit. You can use PsExec to do the following:

  • Start interactive command-prompt windows on remote Microsoft Surface units.

  • Use Microsoft MS-DOS tools, such as IpConfig, to show information about a remote Microsoft Surface unit.

To learn more about PsExec and to download it, see PsExec on the Microsoft TechNet Web site.

Starting PsExec

To start PsExec from a remote Microsoft Surface unit

  1. Use Remote Desktop Connection to log on to a remote Microsoft Surface unit in administrator mode.

  2. Open a Command Prompt window.

  3. Run psexec \\MachineName --i cmd.exe, where MachineName is the computer name of the Microsoft Surface unit.

    -i runs the command as a console session, and cmd.exe opens PsExec in a new Command Prompt window.

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