by Microsoft

A useful utility for managing one or many computer systems

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Microsoft

Release : PsTools 2.10

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PsTools is a command line based suite that allows users to manage one or many PCs both. PsTools can be used locally or even remotely. The option of using PsTools remotely means that you can run programs on another computer without physically being present. As long as the computer that is trying to be reached can be connected to on a network, there are many commands that can be used with the PsTools suite. Some commands available in the PsTools suite allow users to execute processes, change account passwords, reboot/shutdown a PC, retrieve system information, and even measure network performance. Most of these administrative tools are only accessible locally on a PC with Windows. With PsTools however, you can set any of them to be remotely enabled. On the surface, PsTools can be a great tool to use for a network administrator. However, hackers that acquire the PsTools suite can and use them for malicious purposes. There are certain criteria that need to be met however, when running the PsTools suite within the command line interface. Both the local and remote computers that a user is trying to connect to remotely need to have both file and print sharing enabled in order to use the PsTools Suite. 


  • Control PCs remotely
  • Execute many commands (ipconfig, wmic, net_user)
  • No separate software needed
  • Simple to use

In conclusion, PsTools is a great suite of commands to use for accessing a computer remotely. Most of these tools would more than likely be used by a serious IT pro, more than likely a network administrator. The fact that you can run processes, use a command like ipconfig remotely seem invasive, but using PsTools can save time and hassle. But then again at the same time, PsTools can also provide hackers with user credentials, sensitive computer information and pave way for them to wreak havoc on a network of computers.

Command line controlled software.
- Operating system: Windows (local and remote PCs)
- Enabled file and print sharing on both PCs
- Stable network connection
- Administrator privileges on the PC

Offers a diverse range of system utilities for network administration.
Lightweight, does not require large system resources.
Free to use with extensive online help and documentation.

Lacks user-friendly interface; requires technical knowledge.
Documentation is not comprehensive or clear.
No dedicated customer support available.
PsTools 2.4.2 (0.56 MB)
PsTools 2.10 (0.56 MB)
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Angus
This product would be excellent for a network administrator. However, the downside of this product is the fact that hackers could use it to gain sensitive information from other people's computers without the party's knowledge. In conclusion, I would give this product three stars out of five considering the fact I am neither a network administrator nor a hacker. It would simply be of no use to me as an average computer user.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Harris
PSTools for windows is an excellent software that allows one to manage multiple PC’s in a command prompt style at once. This app includes incredible administrative tools and has protection against hackers as local access is controlled. This app also allows remote control between different PC's.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Max
The aforementioned software may be useful for computer savvy home users or information technology managers at any size to the company in support of information technology management, information situational awareness, To ensure that their information systems are safe and secure and that their software or hardware related passwords are maintained, Or to ensure that their technologies are being used for the purpose that they were installed and design for by the company’s employees, subcontractors, Or anyone that might be allowed access to the computers or associated networks for the company.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Finn
PsTools for Windows is an analytical tool software product that analyzes and lists all of the processes running on your devices by using command-line utilities. It is, therefore, a free networking program for your PC or laptop, either locally or remotely. This is perfect for hands-on users that want to know exactly what is running and how much it is potentially slowing down device function.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Benjamin
We have this system at work to access remote PCs. It is very easy to use and really efficient! It has been really quick and easy to install on all our desktops and has made our lives so much easier when having problems with our computers. It has been especially useful during these times when a lot of people are working from home.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner William
PSTools for Windows is simple to install if you are already familiar with using a command-line in Windows. Downloading and unpacking it is quick. Make sure you can do this as the administrator or your will not be able to do it. This is a good free and safe program. You can use it with Windows 2000 or prior versions.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Leon
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Ollie D**********d
PsTools is a suite of command line tools for managing and monitoring Windows systems. It includes commands for listing and killing processes, viewing running services, managing the registry, and others. PsTools is designed for system administrators.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Finn Bertolino
I have used PsTools software for several projects and I have been pleased with the results. It is an effective way to manage processes and services on remote systems. The tool is easy to install and use and it allows you to quickly access and manage remote systems. It has a lot of useful features like killing and restarting processes, monitoring services, etc. It also supports scripting which is a great way to automate tasks. The GUI is user friendly and it makes it easier to manage processes and services. Moreover, the software is light weight and it doesn't take up much system resources. Overall, PsTools is a great tool for managing processes and services on remote systems.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Nathan Bostwick
PsTools is a great software for managing processes in Windows systems. It is reliable, feature-rich and easy to use. I especially appreciate its ability to execute remote commands on multiple machines simultaneously. It has saved me a lot of time when managing multiple computers. PsTools is also very light and requires little system resources.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Blair H.
PsTools is an interesting piece of software. It's easy to use and provides a lot of useful functionalities.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Callum I.
I found PsTools a great and useful software, but the installation proccess was quite complicatd and it took me quite some time to get it running properly on my compueter.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Jack H*******m
PsTools is a great sotware for managing Windows process, so far it's been extremely helpful for me in my work.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner William Gretsinger
PsTools is a useful set of command-line tools for managing and troubleshooting remote systems in a Windows environment.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Oliver Z.
PsTools software is a collection of command-line utilities that allow system administrators to manage and troubleshoot Windows-based computers.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Harrison
PsTools is a suite of command-line utilities that allow you to administer your own or remote systems. Its key feature is enabling simplified management of local and remote systems by executing processes on other systems, viewing and closing open files and sessions, and more, all from the command line.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Lucas
A handy toolkit for managing local and remote systems, which sometimes can be a bit challenging to use.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Daniel
Powerful, flexible, perfect for remote administrative tasks.
image/svg+xmlBotttsPablo Stanley Körner Connor
Versatile, reliable for system administration.
PsTools: Helps fix computer problems. Useful for tech-savvy folks.
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