Computer Management

Computer Management

Introduction

Microsoft Windows XP and later OSes include the Computer Management tool (Compmgmt.msc) in the Administration Support Tools component. You can use the Computer Management tool to remotely manage a Windows devices. Remote management capabilities can be especially helpful for debugging applications and services on a remote device.

The Computer Management tool provides Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-ins that you can use to perform common computer management tasks and to compile information about both local and remote computers. This information includes:

Tasks available via Computer Management

  • Event viewer logs
  • Shared folders
  • Local users and groups accounts
  • Performance logs and alerts
  • Device Manager
  • Storage devices (including Removable Storage, Disk Defragmenter, and Disk Management MMC snap-ins)
  • Services and applications (including the Services snap-in)

Options for remote Computer Management


Once connected to the remote Windows device, the name of the device appears in parentheses next to Computer Management.

Option 1

  1. On your admin machine, open a command window. At the command prompt, type: COMPMGMT.MSC
  2. On the Action menu, select Connect to another computer...
  3. Type in the name of the Windows device that you want to connect to, and click OK.

Option 2

  1. COMPMGMT.MSC /Computer:<computername>
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