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Anonymous
February 22, 2005 9:13:02 AM

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What is the difference in End Process & End process tree,These option are
displayed in the task manager in the process Tab when we right clic any
process.

Also how the priority setting can be helpfull .
Regards
Anonymous
February 22, 2005 6:31:34 PM

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FWIW from Help

To end a process with Task Manager

On the Processes tab, click the process that you want to end, and then
click End Process.
Important

Be careful when ending a process. If you end an application, you will
lose unsaved data. If you end a system service, some part of the system
might not function properly.

Note
To end a process and all processes directly or indirectly created by it,
on the Process tab, right-click the process you want to end, and then
click End Process Tree.

If you end the process tree for an e-mail program such as Microsoft
Outlook, for example, you will also end related processes such as
mapisp32.exe, the MAPI spooler.

If you raise the priority you will get a temporary performance gain but
if you set a level of priority greatly above the default you can
encounter problems. I changed the priority for msimn.exe ( Outlook
Express ) from the default Normal to Above Normal and it was OK.
Changing it again to High brought problems.

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Hope this helps.

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"Jagjeet" <Jagjeet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E623C78F-478F-45BD-8166-A82A6B000808@microsoft.com...
> What is the difference in End Process & End process tree,These option
> are
> displayed in the task manager in the process Tab when we right clic
> any
> process.
>
> Also how the priority setting can be helpfull .
> Regards
February 22, 2005 7:25:13 PM

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"Jagjeet" <Jagjeet@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:E623C78F-478F-45BD-8166-A82A6B000808@microsoft.com...
> What is the difference in End Process & End process tree,These option are
> displayed in the task manager in the process Tab when we right clic any
> process.
>
> Also how the priority setting can be helpfull .
> Regards


In Windows one process can potentially 'spawn' (ie. trigger) another process
and another and another.
Go to www.sysinternals.com and download (free) Process Explorer and run it.
You'll see what I mean.
In this scenario a process tree can potentially encompass more than one
process, so you are either ending a single specific Process or potentially
multiple processes at once, when ending a Process tree.

The priority setting can be useful if you want the system 'to pay more
attention' to this particular process, ie. it gets priority when assigning
cpu-cycles by the scheduler to do its job.
Processing priorities range from 0 to 31 (or was it 1-32 :-) ?), with 8
being 'normal'.
All user processes get started with 'normal' priority and the
system-scheduler evaluates 'who's next in line' to get control of the cpu.
Processes with higher priority are thus more frequently served.
Real-time priority (can only be assigned by administrators) sounds cool, but
it also implies that every other process suffers, ie. won't be able to do
much of anything.

hth

george
!