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I just have a quick licensing question about PSEXEC by sysinternals.

As some of you may know if you have ever used PSEXEC, it is confusing to learn at first. I have created a program that makes it easier to use, and was wondering if I am allowed to sell that program (even if PSEXEC is included with it?). I looked in the sysinternals license agreement, but couldn't really find the answer to my question.

The agreement is here:

The main download and info page for PSEXEC is here:

Please let me know if I will be allowed to sell my program.

(I assume i am on the right stackexchange site, but let me know if I should move my question)


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closed as off-topic by MichaelT, Snowman, GlenH7, durron597, Kilian Foth Oct 27 at 7:04

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I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is asking for interpretation of a third party license. – MichaelT Oct 26 at 13:20

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I am no lawyer, but from the agreement:

You may not:

  • ...
  • rent, lease or lend the software;
  • transfer the software or this agreement to any third party;

Makes it pretty clear that selling it is a no-go.

Anyways, psexec uses pretty standard API calls to do its work, you'd be better off just reimplementing it, in fact I think they used to have, and still might, a doc explaining just how all the sysinternals tools worked.

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