Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/school/sysinternals-pro/lesson8/
In today’s lesson in our Geek School series covering SysInternals, we’re going to show you how to use the PsTools set of utilities to perform all sorts of administration tasks both locally, and on remote computers as well.
A note about using PsLoggedOn against another computer across the network: Be aware that you will see yourself as "logged on via resource share". This is to be expected even if you currently have no other connections to the remote computer, because PsLoggedOn relies on a Remote Registry connection to do its job. It likely does not mean someone's hijacked your account.
About PsShutDown: Most of the functionality is available via the built-in
shutdown command, which will even give you a nice GUI if you run it with the
-i parameter. As mentioned in the article though, alternate shutdown states like Sleep or Hibernate are not available with the built-in utility.
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I saw that and updated the article. What's funny is that I went back and added that line after reading something about the tool passing data in the clear. I should have done a little more research.
Did that report your virtual machine as having 2 MB of Physical Memory?
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