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Live Manage: Command Prompt

The Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe or cmd (after its executable file name), is the command-line interpreter on Windows NT, Windows CE, OS/2 and eComStation operating systems. Command Prompt interacts with the user through a command-line interface (CLI).


Atera's In-App Command Prompt enables the technician to remotely send CLI commands to an end user's computer. It offers many of the same capabilities as the command prompt, and features:

  • Caching of all recent commands.
  • Real-time sampling and output.
  • Extra security; The session will automatically terminate after an hour of inactivity.
  • Support commands like netsh, FTP, ping with parameters, and more.
  • A redesigned interface.


To use the in-app Command Prompt to send remote CLI commands to an end user's computer, follow the steps below:


1.  Navigate to Devices (on the side panel).

2.  Click on the specific agent/device.

3.  On the agent page, navigate to Manage > Command Prompt.



The Command Prompt dialog appears.



4.  Enter the command, and click Enter

The command is executed in the command prompt. 

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