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Tasklist

Displays a list of applications and services with their Process ID (PID) for all tasks running on either a local or a remote computer.

Syntax
tasklist[.exe] [/scomputer] [/udomain\user [/ppassword]] [/fo {TABLE|LIST|CSV}] [/nh] [/fiFilterName [/fiFilterName2 [ ... ]]] [/m [ModuleName] | /svc | /v]
Parameters

/s  Computer  : Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes). The default is the local computer.

/u  Domain \ User  : Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by User or Domain\User. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.

/p  Password  : Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.

/fo {TABLE|LIST|CSV} : Specifies the format to use for the output. Valid values are TABLE, LIST, and CSV. The default format for output is TABLE.

/nh : Suppresses column headers in the output. Valid when the /fo parameter is set to TABLE or CSV.

/fi  FilterName  : Specifies the types of process(es) to include in or exclude from the query. The following table lists valid filter names, operators, and values.

Name Operators Value
Status eq, ne RUNNING|NOT RESPONDING
Imagename eq, ne Any valid string.
PID eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Any valid positive integer.
Session eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Any valid session number.
SessionName eq, ne Any valid string.
CPUTime eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Valid time in the format of hh:mm:ss. The mm and ss parameters should be between 0 and 59 and hh can be any valid unsigned numeric value.
Memusage eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Any valid integer.
Username eq, ne Any valid user name ([Domain\]User).
Services eq, ne Any valid string.
Windowtitle eq, ne Any valid string.
Modules eq, ne Any valid string.

/m [ ModuleName ] : Specifies to show module information for each process. When a module is specified, all the processes using that module are shown. When a module is not specified, all the processes for all the modules are shown. Cannot be used with the /svc or the /v parameter.

/svc : Lists all the service information for each process without truncation. Valid when the /fo parameter is set to TABLE. Cannot be used with the /m or the /v parameter.

/v : Specifies that verbose task information be displayed in the output. Cannot be used with the /svc or the /m parameter.

/?: Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks
  • Tasklist is a replacement for the TList tool.
Examples

The following examples show how you can use the tasklist command:

tasklist /v /fi “PID gt 1000” /fo csv
tasklist /fi “USERNAME ne NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” /fi “STATUS eq running”
tasklist /v /fi “STATUS eq running”
tasklist /s srvmain /nh
tasklist /s srvmain /s srvny
tasklist /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p [email protected] /nh

 

Taskkill

Ends one or more tasks or processes. Processes can be killed by process ID or image name.

Syntax

 

taskkill [/sComputer] [/uDomain\User [/pPassword]]] [/fiFilterName] [/pidProcessID]|[/imImageName] [/f][/t]
Parameters

/s  Computer  : Specifies the name or IP address of a remote computer (do not use backslashes). The default is the local computer.

/u  Domain \ User  : Runs the command with the account permissions of the user specified by User or Domain\User. The default is the permissions of the current logged on user on the computer issuing the command.

/p  Password  : Specifies the password of the user account that is specified in the /u parameter.

/fi  FilterName  : Specifies the types of process(es) to include in or exclude from termination. The following are valid filter names, operators, and values.

Name Operators Value
Hostname eq, ne Any valid string.
Status eq, ne RUNNING|NOT RESPONDING
Imagename eq, ne Any valid string.
PID eg, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Any valid positive integer.
Session eg, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Any valid session number.
CPUTime eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Valid time in the format of hh:mm:ss. The mm and ss parameters should be between 0 and 59 and hh can be any valid unsigned numeric value.
Memusage eg, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Any valid integer.
Username eq, ne Any valid user name ([Domain\]User).
Services eq, ne Any valid string.
Windowtitle eq, ne Any valid string.

/pid  ProcessID  : Specifies the process ID of the process to be terminated.

/im  ImageName  : Specifies the image name of the process to be terminated. Use the wildcard (*) to specify all image names.

/f : Specifies that process(es) be forcefully terminated. This parameter is ignored for remote processes; all remote processes are forcefully terminated.

/t : Specifies to terminate all child processes along with the parent process, commonly known as a tree kill.

/?: Displays help at the command prompt.

Remarks
  • The wildcard character (*) is accepted only when specified along with the filters.
  • Termination for remote processes will always be done forcefully regardless of whether the /f parameter is specified.
  • Supplying a computer name to the HOSTNAME filter will cause a shutdown and all processes will be stopped.
  • Use tasklist to determine the Process ID (PID) for the process to be terminated.
  • Taskkill is a replacement for the Kill tool.
Examples

The following examples show how you can use the taskkill command:

taskkill /pid 1230 /pid 1241 /pid 1253
taskkill /f /fi “USERNAME eq NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” /im notepad.exe
taskkill /s srvmain /f /im notepad.exe
taskkill /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /p [email protected] /fi “IMAGENAME eq note*” /im *
taskkill /s srvmain /u maindom\hiropln /fi “USERNAME ne NT*” /im *
taskkill /f /fi “PID ge 1000” /im *