How can I connect to a Windows server using a Command Line Interface? (CLI)

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Published on 2012-09-18T11:11:26Z Indexed on 2012/09/20 15:40 UTC
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Especially with the option to install Server Core in Server 2008 and above, connecting to Windows servers over a CLI is increasingly useful ability, if not one that's very widespread amongst Windows administrators.

Practically every Windows GUI management tool has an option to connect to a remote computer, but there is no such option present in the built-in Windows CLI (cmd.exe), which gives the initial impression that this might not be possible.

Is it possible to remotely management or administer a Windows Server using a CLI? And if so, what options are there to achieve this?

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