Remote Overview

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Remote.exe: Remote Command Line

This command-line tool allows you to run command-line programs on remote computers. You can also use Remote to distribute the processing requirements for a specified task across several computers.

Remote.exe provides remote network access by means of named pipes to applications that use STDIN and STDOUT for input and output. Users at other computers on a network or users connected by a direct-dial modem connection can either view the remote session or enter commands themselves.


  • You must run Remote from the command window.

  • Remote cannot be used to control graphical Windows-based applications.

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  • Remote performs no security authorization. It permits anyone running Remote.exe Client to connect to your remote server. Because of this, the account under which the remote server was run is open to anyone who connects.

Corresponding UI

There is no corresponding user interface for this tool.


Remote administration is a method of managing one or more remote computers from a single location. In a large organization, you can use remote administration to centrally manage hundreds or even thousands of computers located in other buildings or even in other cities. In a small organization, you can use remote administration to manage a single server located in an adjacent office.

System Requirements

The following are the system requirements for Remote:

  • Windows XP Professional or Windows Server 2003

File Required

  • Remote.exe

See Also


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Remote Syntax
Remote Examples
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