Good day all!
Recently I have started working for a law firm of considerable size (as ICT support). Since helping out users is a big part of my daily work, and I do have lots of other things to do, I would like things to run as efficiently as possible. (Plus, the initiative shown by this can't hurt)
We have everything from remote desktops, to deployment servers, and what not all. We however often run into basic problems that can be solved real fast by some basic taskmanager stuff. You know, kill one task, start another, maybe another, done.
I would LOVE to have a tool that can connect to a remote computer and present me with a list of all tasks and give me control over those (kill a task, or start a new one). Or for extreme convenience, give me a list of all the computers on the left, and then supply me with a taskmanager-like view in the main part of the screen.
Everything is hooked up to the domain so rights aren't an issue, and the program can be installed using administrator rights, and even run under those if required
Now I have seen tools like PsExec and PsKill. They work nice enough, running the credentials through, notifying eventvwr, etc. I can't process that though (or I don't know how)
Now my question is this:
- Is there a way to parse those remote processes, given that I have more then enough rights to the machine?
- Would it be better to create a local program that runs constantly, then connect to it from my computer which then sends a command to upload the processes list, from which I can send a command back to either kill or start a process?
Can anybody point me in the right direction? I'm not that advanced in programming but very eager to learn, and reading a lot, and learning as I go. I've seen some remote options through WMI, though I haven't looked into that yet
Anybody have some clues?
Thanks a lot in advance.