Remote Console: Free Remote Command-Line Prompt for Windows
A free tool that provides an access to an interactive command-line prompt (CMD session) on remote Windows systems. You can use it to connect network PCs in order to execute commands and run processes remotely from a command-line console. The application doesn't require any manual client installation on remote PCs or special remote hosts configuration, so it can be uses as a light-weight alternative for Telnet, SSH and other remote console tools.
You can use EMCO Remote Console if you need to run commands, utilities or processes on remote PCs through the interactive command-line prompt. For example, you can get a network configuration for the local computer by executing Windows IpConfig utility. Using EMCO Remote Console you can do it remotely by connecting to command prompt on a network PC in order to execute the utility and get its console output. The application can be considered as a light-weight alternative for Telnet, SSH and remote desktop solution, because it doesn't require configuration of target PCs.
How does it work? EMCO Remote Console allows to scan the network in order to detect available PCs. You can connect to selected PC if your account has an administrative access to it. In case of successful connection the application opens an interactive console prompt, similar to CMD session, so you can execute Windows command and run processes. You can open multiple consoles working in parallel to connect to the same or different hosts.
EMCO Remote Console Advantages
You can access command-line prompt on remote PCs using different tools and technologies including Telnet and SSH, remote desktop tools and remote process execution utilities. Some of them have known limitations, other have wider functionality and aren't optimized for providing just a remote command-line prompt. EMCO Remote Console was designed to be used as a console tool operating with remote PCs. Using it you can benefit from following features.
Easy Remote Console Access
The application can operate in domain and workgroup environment and doesn't require any specific network configuration or manual client modules installation on network PCs. You only need to have an administrative access to target PCs in order to open remote consoles and execute commands and run processes remotely.
Integrated Visual Interface
Many things become easier with the visual interface. The application displays the entire network structure as a tree and you can select a PCs you would like to connect to. You can open multiple consoles that are represented by tabs on the screen. On the application restart all tabs are restored and you can quickly reconnect to previously used consoles.
Interactive Console Features Support
Remote console offers same features as the CMD utility running locally. You can use Windows commands and execute external utilities and processes. You have an access to executed commands history and can re-execute previously entered commands. Standard keyboard combinations, as Control-C can be used to manage console operations.
Flexible Credentials Management
The application allows to configure an account used to run console process on the remote side and accounts used for remote connection. If you don't have an administrative access to remote PCs, you can setup alternative credentials, applied for accessing network groups or particular PCs. Accounts can be configured once and stored securely.