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Last Update:

29 Mar 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich


psexec pstools sysinternals process remote microsoft


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2.33 | Updated: 29 Mar 2021



Downloads of v 2.33:


Software Author(s):

  • Mark Russinovich

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PsExec 2.33

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install PsExec, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade PsExec, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall PsExec, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade psexec -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade psexec -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure psexec installed
    name: psexec
    state: present
    version: 2.33
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'psexec' do
  action    :install
  version  '2.33'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: psexec,
    Version: 2.33,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller psexec
   Name     = 'psexec'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '2.33'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'psexec':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '2.33',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install psexec version="2.33" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved by moderator TheCakeIsNaOH on 03 Apr 2021.


Utilities like Telnet and remote control programs like Symantec's PC Anywhere let you execute programs on remote systems, but they can be a pain to set up and require that you install client software on the remote systems that you wish to access. PsExec is a light-weight telnet-replacement that lets you execute processes on other systems, complete with full interactivity for console applications, without having to manually install client software. PsExec's most powerful uses include launching interactive command-prompts on remote systems and remote-enabling tools like IpConfig that otherwise do not have the ability to show information about remote systems.

Note: some anti-virus scanners report that one or more of the tools are infected with a "remote admin" virus. None of the PsTools contain viruses, but they have been used by viruses, which is why they trigger virus notifications.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$Url      = ''
$Checksum = '0d6ba2f1f2bf290b71bde12f095a6c9697aac7794bc2523f86b383b82f73a430'

# Remove old versions
$null = Get-ChildItem -Path $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder -Filter *.exe | Remove-Item -Force

$WorkSpace = Join-Path $env:TEMP "$env:ChocolateyPackageName.$env:chocolateyPackageVersion"

$WebFileArgs = @{
   packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   FileFullPath   = Join-Path $WorkSpace "$"
   Url            = $Url
   Checksum       = $checkSum
   ChecksumType   = 'sha256'
   GetOriginalFileName = $true
$PsToolsZip = Get-ChocolateyWebFile @WebFileArgs

$UnzipArgs = @{
   packageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   FileFullPath = $PsToolsZip
   Destination  = $WorkSpace
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @UnzipArgs

Get-ChildItem $WorkSpace -Filter 'psexec*.exe' | Copy-Item -Destination $env:ChocolateyPackageFolder -Force

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PsExec 2.20.20180914 416177 Monday, September 17, 2018 Approved
PsExec 2.20 18941 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Approved
PsExec 2.11 7075 Monday, December 28, 2015 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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