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Start Windows Task Manager by command-line (or batch file)

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Anonymous
March 30, 2005 1:21:50 PM

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Hi to all,
batch file launched by desktop shortcut (WinNT, win2000 e WinXp). Its task
is to do some elaboration if and only if some processes are inactive, that
is if the user had first stopped the application.

Is that possible inside a batch file?
I know executable's names (the same appeared into Windows Task Manager
Processes table), how could I discover if there are active processes with
that name?
And if I would to kill them?

It would be enough to start Windows Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) by
command-line/batch file but I didn't reach it!
It must be possible to do that!
Almost all executables can be launched by shell with some flag to hide their
GUI.
I just need to:
1. start Windows Task Manager inside my batch file
2. list all active processes
3. discover the wanted-processes (if there are...)
4. kill them

Note: I strongly prefer no turn to external program, it would be better to
do all that only with Windows resources, (otherwise I need to install that
program too...)

Thanks in advance, ciao
G.


P.S. Sorry if I post here, if you know a more concerning newsgroup, please
signal it to me.



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Anonymous
March 30, 2005 10:04:44 PM

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"Giuseppe R." <giuseppe_ronchiCANCELLA@QUESTOhotmail.com> wrote in message
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> Hi to all,
> batch file launched by desktop shortcut (WinNT, win2000 e WinXp). Its task
> is to do some elaboration if and only if some processes are inactive, that
> is if the user had first stopped the application.
>
> Is that possible inside a batch file?
> I know executable's names (the same appeared into Windows Task Manager
> Processes table), how could I discover if there are active processes with
> that name?
> And if I would to kill them?
>
> It would be enough to start Windows Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) by
> command-line/batch file but I didn't reach it!
> It must be possible to do that!
> Almost all executables can be launched by shell with some flag to hide
their
> GUI.
> I just need to:
> 1. start Windows Task Manager inside my batch file
> 2. list all active processes
> 3. discover the wanted-processes (if there are...)
> 4. kill them
>
> Note: I strongly prefer no turn to external program, it would be better to
> do all that only with Windows resources, (otherwise I need to install that
> program too...)
>
> Thanks in advance, ciao
> G.
>
>
> P.S. Sorry if I post here, if you know a more concerning newsgroup, please
> signal it to me.
>
>
>
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>
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> Rimuovi il testo in maiuscolo (CANCELLA e QUESTO) dall'indirizzo di reply
> per rispondermi, grazie
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> Remove capital text (CANCELLA and QUESTO) from reply address to write me,
> thanks
>
>

To launch the Task Manager: taskmgr.exe
To list all current tasks: tlist.exe or pulist.exe (Windows Resource Kit)
November 25, 2008 1:33:39 AM

Type taskmgr at start->run
Related resources
June 24, 2009 12:41:10 PM

You can use the following:

Taskkill /?

at a command prompt to work out the syntax but to kill a process you could use

TASKKILL /F /IM iTunes.exe /T

This would kill FORCEFULLY (/F) the process iTunes (/IM) and all child processes (/T) that were from it.

Hope this helped.

TechTank
June 6, 2011 10:12:40 PM

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Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.general (More info?)

Hi to all,
batch file launched by desktop shortcut (WinNT, win2000 e WinXp). Its task
is to do some elaboration if and only if some processes are inactive, that
is if the user had first stopped the application.

Is that possible inside a batch file?
I know executable's names (the same appeared into Windows Task Manager
Processes table), how could I discover if there are active processes with
that name?
And if I would to kill them?

It would be enough to start Windows Task Manager (taskmgr.exe) by
command-line/batch file but I didn't reach it!
It must be possible to do that!
Almost all executables can be launched by shell with some flag to hide their
GUI.
I just need to:
1. start Windows Task Manager inside my batch file
2. list all active processes
3. discover the wanted-processes (if there are...)
4. kill them

Note: I strongly prefer no turn to external program, it would be better to
do all that only with Windows resources, (otherwise I need to install that
program too...)

Thanks in advance, ciao
G.


P.S. Sorry if I post here, if you know a more concerning newsgroup, please
signal it to me.



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very simple, open a notepad, then type "taskmgr" without the "quotations" and then save it as a .bat file! =D
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