DameWare Remote Support provides a Remote Command View and Remote Command Console that enables you to execute commands and kill processes on remote systems. When you select either of these options for a remote system, DameWare Remote Support determines whether Remote Support's service is installed or not. If it is not, Remote Support asks you whether it should install the DameWare Remote Support service on the remote system. With the DameWare Remote Support service installed, the Remote Command View/Console connects with the Remote Support service on the remote system and displays the Status, Remote Command Ready.
You can stop and restart the DameWare Remote Support service at any time from the Remote Command View by clicking the corresponding buttons on the mini-toolbar. For example, stop the service if you want to keep the service installed on the remote system, but would like to conserve memory while the service is not being used.
Remote Command from Remote Support is secure in two ways:
The logged on user must have interactive logon privileges on the target computer in order to connect to it.
Any programs executed on the target computer are executed impersonating the logged on user. Any access validation (such as opening files) is performed as if the user were logged on to the local computer.
All Windows Workstation users have interactive logon privileges by default. Anyone who can locally log on to your system can transparently access it over the network unless you configure it otherwise. For Windows Server users, however, only system administrators have this privilege.
Executing START on the remote computer will result in spawning detached processes. These processes are not "connected" (that is, no input or output is possible) and will not be killed when you exit the remote command shell. This wastes resources on the remote computer.
The standard users environment is not set up in the remote command shell. Any environment must be set up explicitly during the command session.