View and kill process running on remote computer

Follow this article to know how to view and kill process running on a remote PC. We assume that you already downloaded PsTools in your computer and you are following these steps in a Windows Domain environment.

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In a non-Domain environment, create same local account with administrator privileges in both the computers.

a) Open ‘Command Prompt with Run as administrator privileges’ on your local computer.

b) Using PsExec to get ‘command line’ access to remote PC.

psExec \\computer-name cmd

Pass the credentials if you want to execute command with different privileges

psExec \\computer-name -u username -p password cmd

c) Execute ‘tasklist’ command to view list of processes running on the remote PC


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d) Using pskill command to kill remote process

pskill.exe \\computer_name process_name