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W32TM

W32TM.exe

Time Service Utility.

 
WAITFOR

WAITFOR.exe (2003 Resource Kit, standard in Windows 7/2008)

Wait for or send a signal. Waitfor is used to synchronize events between one or more networked computers.

				
WEVTUTIL

WEVTUTIL (Vista and above)

Retrieve information about event logs and publishers. Archive logs in a self-contained format, Enumerate the available logs, Install and uninstall event manifests, run queries, Exports events (from an event log, from a log file, or using a structured query) to a specified file,Clear event logs.

 
WHOAMI

WHOAMI.exe (Windows 7/2008 or XP Resource kit)

Display user, group and privileges for the current user.

 
WINDIFF

WinDiff (Windows SDK core SDK Tools)

Compare the contents of two files or sets of files with a graphical interface.

 
WINRM

WINRM

Windows Remote Management

WINRS

WINRS

Windows Remote Shell

 
WMIC

WMIC.exe

Windows Management Instrumentation Command.
Read a huge range of information about local or remote computers. Also provides a way to make configuration changes to multiple remote machines. WMIC is available on Vista/Windows 7, Windows XP Professional, but not Windows XP Home.

 
WUAUCLT

WUAUCLT

Windows Update Agent, download new Windows Update files.