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I suppose many of us use their windows machine remotely for example with ssh for windows. What are you favorite command-line tools besides bundled with Windows and maybe besides the ones from sysinternals (that can be considered Microsoft originated after they bought sysinternals)

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This should be a community wiki due to the nature of the question. –  Chealion Aug 26 '09 at 7:17
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thanks, updated post –  Maksee Aug 26 '09 at 7:35

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You mean like PowerShell? I find myself running powershell even in a command prompt window so that I can do piping of objects from one command to another, and hooking into the register, certificates, environment variables, SQL Server, Exchange, AD, etc... too

And dtexec, and sqlcmd?

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Impressive, but I meant classic console applications (can be executed from cmd.exe) originated from anywhere other than Microsoft –  Maksee Aug 26 '09 at 7:43
    
Edited the post, to indicate that even running cmd, I may then run powershell. –  Rob Farley Aug 26 '09 at 7:56
    
+1 for the PS, but as I see from the search I need extra steps to make it work remotely –  Maksee Aug 26 '09 at 8:02

PSExec or shutdown on remote machines is always fun, as was the net send command in a school environment.

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I recall using Dameware NT Utilities heavily in college.

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Cygwin for any unix tool you like. :)

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