Windows Server

Command Prompt – How to use the PsInfo utility

PsInfo is a command-line tool that gathers key information about the local or remote systems, including the type of installation, kernel build, registered organisation and owner, number of processors and their type, amount of physical memory, the install date of the system, and if it’s a trial version, the expiration date.

For more information on Windows SysInternals Tools, take a look at this article https://techdirectarchive.com/2020/01/25/windows-sysinternals-tools-psexec-and-auto-logon/

How does this tool work? PsInfo uses the Remote Registry API to read system information from a system’s Registry, and WMI to determine whether Windows XP installations have been activated. This is a Tool from the Microsoft’s SysInternal package.

This tool can be downloaded here https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/

To use this tool, , lunch the command line tool can be used as an administrator. There are different ways to fire the CMD prompt up

- Search for “CMD” in the search menu or
- Search for “RUN” in the search menu or type cmd.exe
- Or from the file explorer, search for cmd.exe

Navigate to the path where the SysInternal tool is stored and run this command

C:\> psinfo \\yourcomputername -h -d

Note: You can use this tool Live: Sysinternals Live is a service that enables you to execute Sysinternals tools directly from the Web without hunting for and manually downloading them.

Simply enter a tool’s Sysinternals Live path into Windows Explorer or a command prompt as live.sysinternals.com/<toolname> or  \\live.sysinternals.com\tools\<toolname>

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