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How to execute command on remote windows machine using python

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I have a requirement where I need to kill one process on remote windows machine. Following command just works fine if i have to kill process on local machine

os.system('taskkill /f /im processName.exe')

However I am not able to figure out how to execute this command on remote windows machine. So is there any way I can execute command from windows machine on remote windows machine ?
Note: my local machine is also windows (machine from where i have to execute command)

posted Sep 3, 2013 by Kumar Mitrasen

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2 Answers

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You are looking for information on "Remote Procedure Calls", or RPC.

There are obvious security implementations from enabling RPC, imagine if random people on the internet could shut down whichever processes they like on your machine. But having said that, there are a number of excellent RPC libraries for Python. Here are two which can be used

http://pythonhosted.org/Pyro4/
https://pypi.python.org/pypi/rpyc

answer Sep 3, 2013 by Seema Siddique
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The simplest way is from your local machine. taskkill accepts a /s parameter which can specify a remote machine by IP or name.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb491009.aspx

answer Sep 3, 2013 by Jagan Mishra
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