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Windows -Running a command on a remote PC

by Chris Hall/December 1, 2016


Recently we’ve had the requirement to uninstall an update from a Remote PC. The PC is unresponsive to input from the KB and Mouse so the only other option was running the uninstall from remote. This can be easily done using the below commands, but it can be extended to remotely run any program on a target PC.

To do so, WMIC is used to run a new process on the target PC (node) and powershell is invoked running the command.

Please see the below for examples:

wmic /node:PCNAME process call create “powershell INSERT COMMAND HERE”

Example: Uninstalling a Windows Update from remote:

wmic /node:PCNAME process call create “powershell wusa /uninstall /kb:3097877 /quiet /forcerestart”

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