Q: Why doesn’t windows come with a built in uptime utility?
A: Because windows uptime is to short to be measured in a meaningful way.
All jokes aside, why do I have to go through the trouble of typing:
systeminfo | find "Up Time"
and then waiting 30 seconds as the application is gathering system data, just to find out how long was the friken server running? There should be an easy, painless way of getting this info without the 30 second lag. Sigh…
It seems that once upon a time Microsoft did support an application called uptime.exe for the NT 4.0 platform, but it is no longer available for download (note how the download link loops back to the knowledge base article). Why is that tool not included in current Windows releases is beyond me. It just makes no sense. Can someone explain to me why did they take it out?
[tags]windows, uptime, time, cmd, commands, systeminfo[/tags]