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Is there a way to run remote commands in a windows system just like you can in Linux using the "ssh -c" command.

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Autobyte

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PSTools PSExec can do exactly that! :)

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896649.aspx

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Does it have to be installed on each system that needs to be controlled or just the main server? Also this only runs on a windows box right? -- I guess this could work.. –  Autobyte May 1 '10 at 3:36
    
Just on the system you're using it from. And yes, win only. –  northirid May 1 '10 at 4:56

You can uses powershell remoting. Psexec often gets blocked by antivirus. Powershell remoting would be the most reliable way of performing remote commands.

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I have Cygwin installed on most of my Windows machines. With it's OpenSSH port you can use ssh just as your can to any Linux/BSD/other machine.

If you don't want anything else that Cygwin offers copssh seems a popular alternative - it is basically just the OpenSSH port and its dependences extracted from Cygwin.

The pstools set (already mentioned by northirid in an earlier answer) are easier to setup if windows->windows is all you need but actually having a SSH service is very handy if you need a little more.

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AT command is another way.

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The beauty of PSexec is that it executes and if required, copies the files to run on the destination system and can use any credentials

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From Unix / Linux, you have :

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