By Ellie / Last Updated March 31, 2022

How can I check CPU and memory usage on a remote computer?

 

I work in an international organization and my work is to monitor servers for CPU and memory utilization. I am wondering how can I check CPU and memory usage on a remote computer? Is it possible?”

 

Two methods to remotely get computer CPU and memory usage 

Here in this part, we’ll introduce how to remotely get computer CPU and memory usage using PowerShell and remote desktop software respectively.  

How to remotely get computer CPU and memory usage using PowerShell

The way to remotely get computer CPU and memory usage using PowerShell is divided into two parts. Before using PowerShell to check get-process CPU and memory usage, you need to find your hostname first.

Step 1. Press Win + R, type in “cmd” in the blank box, and then press Enter.

Run Box CMD

Step 2. Type in “hostname” and then press Enter. Then you’ll see the hostname of your computer.

Hostname

Step 3. Right-click Start, and then choose Windows PowerShell (Admin).

Windows PowerShell Admin

Step 4. To get CPU usage of a remote computer using PowerShell, enter the following command and then press Enter:

wmic /node:HOSTNAME cpu get loadpercentage

Note: Please replace the “HOSTNAME” with the hostname of your computer. For me, mine is Ellie1997.

CPU Load Percentage

Step 5. To get free memory for a remote system, enter the following command and then press Enter:

wmic /node:HOSTNAME OS get FreePhysicalMemory

Note: Also, replace the “HOSTNAME” with the hostname of your computer.

Free Physical Memory

How to remotely get computer CPU and memory usage using remote desktop software

Another option for you to remotely get computer CPU and memory usage is to use remote desktop software to remotely access the computer and then check everything you want just like you’re sitting in front of it. In this way, you can get computer CPU and memory usage more intuitively.

If you want to choose a free and easy remote desktop software, you can use AnyViewer. It provides users with unattended remote access. As long as both computers are logged in to the same account, you can easily connect one to another with one click. Let’s see how to make this happen.   

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Step 1. Download, install, launch AnyViewer on both computers.

Connect

Note: AnyViewer also has an iOS version, you are also able to remotely control your PC from your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Go to Log in, and then click Sign up. (If you already have signed up on its official website, you can log in directly.)

Log in AnyViewer

Step 3. Fill in the signup information.

Sign Up for AnyViewer

Step 4. Then you can see you successfully logged in to AnyViewer. Your device will automatically be assigned to the account you've logged in to.

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Step 5. Log in to the same AnyViewer account on the two devices, then click Remote control to achieve unattended remote access.

Connect to My Devices

Note: If you want to assign more devices to achieve unattended remote access, then you can upgrade your account to a Professional or Enterprise plan. Also, you can connect to another computer in privacy mode, which means you can black the screen and block the mouse and keyboard of the remote computer.

Pro Edition

Step 6. Now, you’ll ready have full control of the remote computer. Click  Operation on the top, and then choose Task Manager to open it directly.

View Task Manager

Step 7. In the Task Manager, go to the Performance tab, and then you can check the CPU and memory usage of the remote computer intuitively.

CPU and Memory

Conclusion

If you don’t know how to remotely get computer CPU and memory usage, read this post, you’ll find the answers here. In this post, two methods to get computer CPU and memory usage are introduced. On the one hand, you can use PowerShell to get the information you want quickly. On the other hand, you can use remote desktop software AnyViewer to check CPU and memory usage intuitively. Choose according to your own preference. You can also access your computer and get computer CPU and memory usage with your iOS devices.