Windows Command-line kungfu with WMIC
C:\> wmic process [pid] delete
That's the rough equivalent (for you UNIX/Linux minded folks) of "kill -9 [pid]".
Or, better yet, try this one on for size:
C:\> wmic process where name='cmd.exe' delete
I love that one! It functions something like "killall -9 cmd.exe" would on a Linux box, where killall lets you kill processes by name.
And, check this out:
C:\> wmic process list brief /every:1
Sort of like (but not exactly) the Linux/UNIX top command.
But, wait! There's more...
C:\> wmic useraccount
This one gives a lot more detail than the old "net user" command. With "wmic useraccount" you get user names, SIDs, and various security settings.
Fun, fun, fun! Here's another:
C:\> wmic qfe
This one shows all hotfixes and service packs. For you old-school Sun-heads out there (both of you! -- Just Kidding), qfe doesn't stand for Quad Fast Ethernet... It stands for Quick Fix Engineering in this context.For a list of some of the items WMIC can touch, run this:
C:\> wmic /?