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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
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jskfan
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Krzysztof PytkoActive 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
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QlemoC++ DeveloperCommented:
"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.
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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.
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Krzysztof PytkoActive 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
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
systeminfo
I missed that , thanks a lot
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jskfanAuthor Commented:
Thank you Guys
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
You're welcome :)

Krzysztof
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