Run PStools/PSinfo in remote computers

I would like to use pstools/Psinfo  on remote computers to retreive some information,
for instance :
Psinfo - s \\remotecomputername

 but I wonder if it this will install anything on the remote computer before it retrieves the info.
I don 't anything to be installed in the remote computer when using PSinfo.

Thanks
jskfanAsked:
Who is Participating?
 
Krzysztof PytkoConnect With a Mentor Senior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
So, instead of PSTools, I would recommend to use systeminfo Windows command.
With /s switch you are able to query remote server. This command for sure does not install anything and gives you also all installed Windows updates

Regards,
Krzysztof
0
 
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
No, there won't be installed anything on remote computer. PS Tools are working in read only mode, so there won't be also any changes

Regards,
Krzysztof
0
 
QlemoConnect With a Mentor Batchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
"PS Tools are working in read only mode" is not correct to full extend. Some tools install drivers to allow kernel access, e.g. PsExec. But PsInfo uses the existing interfaces.

You can check yourself for changes of PS Tools after using it: Go into Device Manager, check "Show hidden devices", and open the "Non-Plug and Play Drivers" node. Ps* drivers, ProcExp*, ProcMon* etc. are from the corresponding SysInternals tool.
0
Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
I have a sharepoint farm. I want check the MS updates installed on one server with loging to the console.
sharepoint farms recommend not to install anything on any of the servers if it is not gonna be installed in the other servers. This is why I am a bit hesitant in running Psinfo in the remote sharepoint server.
0
 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
systeminfo
I missed that , thanks a lot
0
 
jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you Guys
0
 
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
You're welcome :)

Krzysztof
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.