Personal notes no 8. Kill a running process

Sometimes you want to shutdown a running process before running an installation of a piece of software. In that case the native XP/win7/server08, utility TASKKILL comes in handy.

In a case where I had to upgrade MS Office Communicator to Lync! this would fail if OC was active on the users machine. So I just ran this command to close it before uninstalling.

cmd.exe /c TASKKILL /IM communicator.exe /T /F

No need to call any 3rd party tools like PSkill or any thing else..

By | 2012-01-19T09:49:00+00:00 January 19th, 2012|General info, OS Deployment, Personal|1 Comment

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  1. note.id.lv November 20, 2012 at 21:56 - Reply

    I’m using this in e-radio retranslator. Working flawlessly.

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