mRemoteNG - External Applications

2010/08/29 | 4 minute read |

Application: Windows Computer Manager

This will let you launch the Windows Computer Management MMC against the selected host. This MMC will let you view event logs, manage users, configure disks, manage services, and a whole bunch more.

  • Filename: C:\windows\system32\compmgmt.msc
  • Arguments: /Computer=%Hostname%

Application: Zenmap GUI

Zenmap is a GUI front-end for nmap. This is the standard port-scanning tool in use by anybody who knows the difference. Gives you all sorts of detail you won’t find in the built-in port scanning tool.

  • Filename: C:\Program Files\Nmap\zenmap.exe
  • Arguments: -p "Quick scan plus" -t %Hostname%

Application: WinSCP

WinSCP is a great, free GUI Secure Copy program.

  • Filename: C:\Program Files\WinSCP\WinSCP.exe
  • Arguments: scp://%Username%:%Password%@%Hostname%/

    Application: FileZilla FTP

    Free and open source FTP client for most platforms.

  • Filename: C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\filezilla.exe
  • Arguments: ftp://%Username%:%Password%@%Hostname%

Application: FileZilla SFTP

Same as above, but using the Secure FTP (SFTP) protocol.

  • Filename: C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\filezilla.exe
  • Arguments: sftp://%Username%:%Password%@%Hostname%

Application: VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client

This is specific to anybody managing a VMware vSphere or ESX environment. This will launch the VI client against the selected host. If the host is an ESX server, it will simply connect to the ESX server. If the host is a Windows machine running vCenter, it will attach to the full vCenter environment.

  • Filename: C:\Program Files\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe
  • Arguments: -s %Hostname% -u %Username% -p %Password%

Application: Firefox

I personally don’t like the browser integration in mRemoteNG. It doesn’t allow me to use all of my Firefox plugins. Therefore I just use a an external app to launch websites.

  • Filename: C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
  • Arguments: %Hostname%

Application: Ping

It’s ping, needs no explanation

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /c ping -t %HostName%

Application: Traceroute

Again, no explanation needed…

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /c set /P = | tracert %HostName%

Application: Cygwin

What’s better than managing all kinds of remote servers with mRemoteNG? Locally managing with mRemoteNG of course! Just install Cygwin and the mintty.

  • Filename: C:\cygwin\bin\mintty.exe
  • Arguments: -

Application: TOAD

  • Filename: C:\Program Files\Quest Software\Toad for Oracle\TOAD.exe
  • Arguments: Connect=%Username%/%Password%@%UserField%

I use the UserField for the SID BUT WATCH OUT they’ve changed the command line syntax between versions (just search within you TOAD Help for command line)

Application: mcgetmac (MC-WOL Homepage)

Description: find the MAC of a PC (useful for MC-WOL - see below)

  • Filename: Apps\MC-WOL\mcgetmac.bat
  • Arguments: %Hostname% Download the mcgetmac.exe, put it to mRemoteNG’s subfolder (Apps\MC-WOL) and create a mcgetmac.bat with the following 2 lines
@Apps\MC-WOL\mcgetmac.exe %1


Application: Wake-On-LAN (MC-WOL Homepage)

Description: wake up a remote PC over the network (find the MAC by using the mcgetmac.bat from above)

  • Filename: Apps\MC-WOL\mc-wol.exe
  • Arguments: %MacAddress% /a %Hostname%

Application: Google Chrome

  • Filename: \portable\GoogleChromePortable\GoogleChromePortable.exe
  • Arguments: %HostName%

Application: Internet Explorer

  • Filename: Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
  • Arguments: %HostName%

Application: Samba

  • Filename: \portable\Notepad++Portable\Notepad++Portable.exe
  • Arguments: \samba\%Hostname%_sambaconf.txt

Application: Traceroute

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /c set /P = | tracert %HostName%

Application: Ping

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /c ping -t %HostName%

Application: VNC Viewer

  • Filename: \portable\vnc\vnc-4_1_2-x86_win32_viewer.exe
  • Arguments: %HostName%

Application: Windows Computer Manager

  • Filename: C:\WINDOWS\system32\compmgmt.msc
  • Arguments: /Computer=%HostName%

Application: WinSCP

  • Filename: \portable\WinSCP\WinSCP.exe
  • Arguments: scp://%Username%:%Password%@%Hostname%/

Application: Zabbix

  • Filename: /zabbix/search.php?search=%HostName%Arguments:

Application: Zenmap GUI

  • Filename: \portable\Nmap\zenmap.exe
  • Arguments: -p "Quick scan plus" -t %Hostname%

Application: Check Remoteconnection

  • Filename: check_remote.bat
  • Arguments: %HostName%
@echo off & setlocal

IF "%1"=="" (
) ELSE (

set IP=%1
qwinsta /server:%IP%

set /p IP=Aktuelle IP oder Servernamen eingeben: 
qwinsta /server:%IP%

echo Auswahl:
echo [1] eine Verbindung trennen
echo [2] Beenden

SET /P auswahl=[1,2]?
for %%? in (1) do if /I "%auswahl%"=="%%?" goto DISCONNECT
for %%? in (2) do if /I "%auswahl%"=="%%?" goto ENDE

set /p ID=Session ID eingeben:
rwinsta /server:%IP% %ID%


Application: Configure Samba

  • Filename: configure_Samba.bat
  • Arguments: %HostName% %username% %password%
@echo off & setlocal
set Hostname=%1
set Username=%2
set Password=%3
\portable\WinSCP\ /command "open scp://%Username%:%Password%@%Hostname%" "lcd \samba" "get /etc/samba/smb.conf" "exit"
\portable\WinSCP\ /command "open scp://%Username%:%Password%@%Hostname%" "lcd \samba" "get /usr/local/samba/lib/smb.conf" "exit"


"\portable\Notepad++Portable\Notepad++Portable.exe" \samba\smb.conf


xcopy \samba\smb.conf \samba\%Hostname%_sambaconf.txt /Y

\portable\WinSCP\ /command "open scp://%Username%:%Password%@%Hostname%" "cd /etc/samba/" "put \samba\smb.conf" "call /etc/init.d/samba restart" "exit"

"\portable\Notepad++Portable\Notepad++Portable.exe" \samba\smb.conf


xcopy \samba\smb.conf \samba\%Hostname%_sambaconf.txt /Y
\portable\WinSCP\ /command "open scp://%Username%:%Password%@%Hostname%" "cd /usr/local/samba/lib/" "put \samba\smb.conf" "call /etc/init.d/samba restart" "exit"



Sysinternals tools: SYDI:

Application: [HTTPS] Dell OpenManage [port 1311]

  • Filename: iexplore
  • Arguments: https://%Hostname%:1311

Application: [HTTPS] HP HomePage [2381]

  • Filename: iexplore
  • Arguments: https://%Hostname%:2381

Application: [HTTPS] ILO [81]

  • Filename: iexplore
  • Arguments: https://ilo-%Hostname%:81

Application: [HTTPS] LocalHost [80]

  • Filename: iexplore
  • Arguments: http://%hostname%

Application: [MSC] Compmgmt

  • Filename: compmgmt.msc
  • Arguments: /computer:%hostname%

Application: [MSC] Services

  • Filename: services.msc
  • Arguments: /computer:%hostname%

Application: [TOOL] Inventory with SYDI

  • Filename: `cmd
  • Arguments: /k cscript %mremote%\scripts\sydi\sydi-server.vbs -wabefghipPqrsu -racdklp -ew -f10 -d -t%hostname% You need to have MSWORD on your machine (you can also export in xml/html)

Application: [TOOL] Command Prompt (using SysInternals PSEXEC)

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /k %tools%\psexec.exe \\%hostname% cmd.exe In my case i added %tools% (system variable)

Application: [TOOL] Files Opened (using SysInternals PSFiLE)

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /k %tools%\psfile.exe \\%hostname%

Application: [TOOL] Logged-on users (using SysInternals psloggedon.exe)

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /k %tools%\psloggedon.exe \\%hostname%

Application: Netstat (Listening ports)(using Sysinternals PSEXEC)

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /k %tools%\psexec.exe \\%hostname% netstat -nab |find /i

Application: Nslookup

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /K nslookup %hostname%

Application: RDP /Admin (Console Session)

  • Filename: cmd
  • Arguments: /c mstsc /v:%hostname%:3389 /admin

Application: Processes List (Powershell)

  • Filename: powershell
  • Arguments: -noexit Get-wmiobject win32_process -computername %hostname% | Select-Object __server,name,processid,sessionid,vm,ws,description,executablepath,osname,windowsversion,__path | Out-GridView

Application: Shares List (Powershell)

  • Filename: powershell
  • Arguments: -noexit Get-WmiObject win32_share -computer %hostname%|sort name|fl

Application: Shutdown GUi

  • Filename: shutdown
  • Arguments: /i /m %hostname%

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