Remotely Kill Windows NT Processes

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

The Windows NT Resource Kits, both NT4 and Windows 2000 Professional, include a remote kill process commandline utility rkill.exe . To be able to kill a process or processes running on a remote server, you must have admin privileges and the rkillsrv.exe service must be installed and running. There is also a gui version of the client tool, wrkill.

Examples of commandline syntax :


rkill view \\servername

to get the process list on servername


kill \\servername pid

to kill process pid on servername


rkill \\servername process.exe

to kill a process by name on servername

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