JSI Tip 4185. You can NOT run SFC remotely?

When you try to run SFC /SCANNOW remotely, through a Terminal Services client, with the destination server running in Remote Administration mode, it fails with either of the following:

1. A CMD dialog opens and then disappears.

2. You receive: You must be an Administrator running a console session in order to use the Windows File Checker utility.

Microsoft says that you must run SFC locally.

You can use PsExec:

psexec \\RemoteComputer SFC /SCANNOW

NOTE: The above command immediately returned ERROR 1, but the scan did start and run on the the remote computer.


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