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Windows 7: How to run a command line utility?

05 Feb 2010   #1
win7use

 
How to run a command line utility?

Hi,
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 win7? Thanks!


This is the one I am trying to run....(this is just one of many on this site http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s...s/default.aspx)

Whois


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05 Feb 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Please explain in further detail. I can get to the sight, but don't know what you are after.
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05 Feb 2010   #3
win7use

 

thanks for the reply. so this utility is supposed to allow you to run whois search from your command prompt. when I click the .exe file from a folder in windows the command prompt briefly appears then goes away. when i type in the path in cmd the publisher name appears, but it does not recognize the "whois" command. maybe you can try...its from miscrosoft and only 44kb ..it should be safe...its part of the sysinternals package.. thanks again if you get it to work pls let me know how you did
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05 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Right click, run as administrator.
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05 Feb 2010   #5
win7use

 

Yes, I tried that already did not work..here's a pic of what happens...did you try it? i could be doing something wrong in a very basic way


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05 Feb 2010   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Try whois whois.google.com

Then try whois.google.com

Try here too:

http://www.netdemon.net/tutorials/whois.txt
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05 Feb 2010   #7
Cato

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I think this is the one you need for Windows 7.


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File Type: zip whoiscl.zip (17.0 KB, 542 views)
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05 Feb 2010   #8
win7use

 

still not working..possible its too old-2005 ??? thanks again, they have a bunch of utilities the ones I downloaded that have an icon seem to work like the tcp viewer which is really cool, the ones that don't work have sort of a generic windows 7 icon...
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05 Feb 2010   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

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05 Feb 2010   #10
win7use

 

with the whoiscl I get the same prob, the cmd pops up, then quickly disappears (I did run as admin) thanks..
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