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End Process -> Access denied.

Posted on 1999-12-21
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Last Modified: 2013-12-28
Why do I get access denied when trying to end some processes thru task manager? How can I work around this? I wind up having to reboot the machine.
Question by:ramrom
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What you see on the task manager are all the prograns running some of them you started and are the ones you can "end" by right clicking on them and select end.  The ones that you receive access denied are the programs that the system started at the beginning and they are services.
To stop a service you will need to go to control panel, select the services applet and from them select the service that you would like to stop.
I guess you will need adminsitrator rights to stop the service.

Hope this helps
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ID: 2299483
Yes, but...
I have a process, call it foo, that is started by the schedule service. It, in turn, launches MS Access. I can end the process named foo, but not the Access process.

I have another process, a distributed com exe started by a program on a remote computer. That, I presume, belongs to the Remote Procedure Call Service, which cannot be stopped thru the services applet. Yes, I am logged on as administrator.

Trying to debug distributed com seems to be very difficult and time consuming!

Expert Comment

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I'm not copmpletly sure but you can try using the kill command from the command prompt.
First do "tlist" to see the process id number and then with that number run "kill number" and the program should have been stopped-killed.

Other than that i'm lost
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tlist and kill. works! thanks!

where does one get a list of NT command prompt commands?

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Err... yah.. i tried tlist.. i gots Win2000 Advanced Server btw.. and it said the command didnt exist? is there any program that will enable me to kill those besides command prompt and task manager.

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