It won't run on it's own - you need to run it via the command prompt.
First, get the Whois.exe in the path of cmd.exe.
Easiest is to copy Whois.exe into your Windows\System32 folder.
Then open an elevated command prompt ( type cmd in start search box, when the black box pops up - rt click it and run as admin. )
It should open on C:\windows\system32>
so you are in the right place. Then type:
[ If cmd doesn't open at system32, just type this at the prompt:
cd /d C:\windows\system32>
then press enter ]
Hope it helps.
Quote: Originally Posted by win7use
I am trying to run a command line prompt utility from Microsoft on windows 7. Sure I am doing something wrong, after I click the downloaded .exe file the command prompt pops up briefly then disappears. Can someone explain the basics of running a command line utility on Windows 7? Thanks!
This is the one I am trying to run....(this is just one of many on this site Windows Sysinternals: Documentation, downloads and additional resources