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- Description: Execute processes remotely
PsExec v2.2 - Execute processes remotely
Copyright (C) 2001-2016 Mark Russinovich
Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
PsExec executes a program on a remote system, where remotely executed console
applications execute interactively.
Usage: psexec [\\computer[,computer2[,...] | @file]][-u user [-p psswd][-n s][-r servicename][-h][-l][-s|-e][-x][-i [session]][-c [-f|-v]][-w directory][-d][-<priority>][-a n,n,...] cmd [arguments]
-a Separate processors on which the application can run with
commas where 1 is the lowest numbered CPU. For example,
to run the application on CPU 2 and CPU 4, enter:
-c Copy the specified program to the remote system for
execution. If you omit this option the application
must be in the system path on the remote system.
-d Don't wait for process to terminate (non-interactive).
-e Does not load the specified account's profile.
-f Copy the specified program even if the file already
exists on the remote system.
-i Run the program so that it interacts with the desktop of the
specified session on the remote system. If no session is
specified the process runs in the console session.
-h If the target system is Vista or higher, has the process
run with the account's elevated token, if available.
-l Run process as limited user (strips the Administrators group
and allows only privileges assigned to the Users group).
On Windows Vista the process runs with Low Integrity.
-n Specifies timeout in seconds connecting to remote computers.
-p Specifies optional password for user name. If you omit this
you will be prompted to enter a hidden password.
-r Specifies the name of the remote service to create or interact.
-s Run the remote process in the System account.
-u Specifies optional user name for login to remote
-v Copy the specified file only if it has a higher version number
or is newer on than the one on the remote system.
-w Set the working directory of the process (relative to
-x Display the UI on the Winlogon secure desktop (local system
-arm Specifies the remote computer is of ARM architecture.
-priority Specifies -low, -belownormal, -abovenormal, -high or
-realtime to run the process at a different priority. Use
-background to run at low memory and I/O priority on Vista.
computer Direct PsExec to run the application on the remote
computer or computers specified. If you omit the computer
name PsExec runs the application on the local system,
and if you specify a wildcard (\\*), PsExec runs the
command on all computers in the current domain.
@file PsExec will execute the command on each of the computers listed
in the file.
cmd Name of application to execute.
arguments Arguments to pass (note that file paths must be
absolute paths on the target system).
-accepteula This flag suppresses the display of the license dialog.
-nobanner Do not display the startup banner and copyright message.
You can enclose applications that have spaces in their name with
quotation marks e.g. psexec \\marklap "c:\long name app.exe".
Input is only passed to the remote system when you press the enter
key, and typing Ctrl-C terminates the remote process.
If you omit a user name the process will run in the context of your
account on the remote system, but will not have access to network
resources (because it is impersonating). Specify a valid user name
in the Domain\User syntax if the remote process requires access
to network resources or to run in a different account. Note that
the password and command is encrypted in transit to the remote system.
Error codes returned by PsExec are specific to the applications you
execute, not PsExec.
Access is denied.
PsExec could not start C:\temp\strontic-xcyclopedia\notepad.exe:
- Status: Signature verified.
- Issuer: CN=Microsoft Code Signing PCA, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
- Subject: CN=Microsoft Corporation, OU=MOPR, O=Microsoft Corporation, L=Redmond, S=Washington, C=US
- Original Filename: psexec.c
- Product Name: Sysinternals PsExec
- Company Name: Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com
- File Version: 2.2
- Product Version: 2.2
- Language: English (United States)
- Legal Copyright: Copyright (C) 2001-2016 Mark Russinovich
- Machine Type: 64-bit
- VirusTotal Detections: 2/71
- VirusTotal Link: https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/ad6b98c01ee849874e4b4502c3d7853196f6044240d3271e4ab3fc6e3c08e9a4/detection/
The following table contains possible examples of
PsExec64.exe being misused. While
PsExec64.exe is not inherently malicious, its legitimate functionality can be abused for malicious purposes.
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