DameWare NT Utilities provides a Remote Command View and Remote Command Console that will enable you to execute commands remotely on
machines as well as kill processes running on the remote machine.
Once you select the Remote Command View or the Remote Command
Console on a machine, DameWare NT Utilities will determine whether
DNTU’s service is installed or not. It will then dynamically prompt
you to install the DameWare NT Utilities service on the selected
machine and will copy the service over to the remote machine. It
will then install and start the service, if it is not already
installed. Once the DameWare NT Utilities service is installed on
the selected machine, the Remote Command view will connect with the
DNTU service and display a Status of Remote Command Ready and
display a prompt for you to begin entering remote commands. When
selected, the Remote Command Console will allow you to specify
logon credentials and if specified, will use the existing profile
of the logged on user to provide that logged on user’s environment
table. Note: If you would like to remove
the DameWare NT Utilities service, simply open the Services window
view, select the DameWare NT Utilities service and right click to
select the Remove Service wizard.
You may select the Run As Console, View Remote Processes and Remote Command properties options from the mini-toolbar displayed at the bottom of the Remote Command view. The DameWare NT Utilities remote command Run As Console option, will allow logon under different credentials, however this will be sent in clear text. If this is a concern, you should set the remote machine up to accept the credentials that you are using from other machines by selecting ENTER when the Remote Command Console asks for a User ID. The Remote Command Console will then use the NT challenge/response authentication using your current logon credentials. The DameWare NT Utilities service may be stopped and started by simply selecting the corresponding buttons from the mini-toolbar. (This would be useful if you want to keep the service installed on the remote machine but would like to conserve memory on the remote machine by stopping the service when it is not being used.)
For example, when you are developing software, you can compile
code with the processor and resources of a remote computer while
you perform other tasks on your computer. You can also use REMOTE
to distribute the processing requirements for a particular task
across several computers.
DameWare NT Utilities provides a secure, robust way to remotely administer and run command line programs.
Security is provided in two ways:
The logged on user must have interactive logon privileges on the target computer in order to connect to it.
Any programs executed on the target computer are executed impersonating the logged on user. Any access validation (such as opening files) is performed as if the user were logged on to the local computer.
Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008/Windows7 Workstation users have
interactive logon privileges by default. Anyone who can locally log
on to your system can transparently access it over the network,
unless you configure it otherwise. For Windows NT/2000/2003 Server,
however, only system administrators have this privilege.
Executing START on the remote computer will result in spawning detached processes. These processes are not "connected" (that is, no input or output is possible) and will not be killed when you exit the remote command shell. This wastes resources on the remote computer.
The standard users environment is not set up in the remote command shell. Any environment must be set up explicitly during the command session.