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      What is PSTools?

      Why to use it?

      Does it replace invoke-command? Or get-ciminstance? Or Should we stick to powershell 3,4,5,6….

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      It’s just another tool for the tool belt. Your answer really depends on what you’re trying to accomplish in which circumstance.

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      It is a set of tools developed by SysInternals.com, now a wholly owned subsidiary of Microsoft. Includes both command line and gui applications. Some require to be run as administrator.

      Many cool tools, some of my favorites are:

      • Autoruns – to get a comprehensive look at all of the things that run automically (services, registry keys RUN and RUNONCE, etc)
      • Streams.exe – a command line tool that can list alternative streams in NTFS file, which is how Windows knows that a file was downloaded from a remote site. Streams can also delete (or Unblock) a file or files.
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      Even though the name starts with “PS” PsTools is not related to Powershell at all. It’s a collection of specialized command line tools for admins launched in a time where Windows did not have reasonable tools included.

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      Oh wow, he could have looked it up first. It could be PostScript Tools… but yes, PSTools came from SysInternals.

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      Oh wow, he could have looked it up first. …

      πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€ … in what world do you live? … I used to think that a lot of people asking questions here do not even bother to search for a solution by themself first. πŸ˜‰

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