PsExec Tool

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

  • Start interactive command-prompt windows on remote devices made for Surface.

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

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

Starting PsExec

To start PsExec from a remote device made for Surface

  1. Download the PsExec toolkit from and extract it to a local share on a computer running Windows.

  2. Open an elevated command prompt window and browse to the folder that contains the extracted files.

  3. Run psexec \\MachineName ipconfig /all, where MachineName is the computer name of the device made for Surface.

    This command executes IpConfig.exe on the remote device made for Surface with the /all switch, and displays the resulting output locally.

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