Using Nircmd via PsExec for extra remote control

30 Jul

I came across a neat little utility today called nircmd which gives a command line operation allowing you to perform many additional tasks. If you couple this up with PsExec (i.e., roll out the nircmd.exe via GP to each local machine in advance) you can then perform all sorts of operations such as:

  • Mute/Unmute the system volume – could be useful if somebody in the office is playing music I don’t like
  • Turn the monitor On/Off – could be useful to annoy somebody
  • Create a shortcut on the users desktop

The full list of available commands can be found on the website along with the exe.

Downlaod nircmd here.