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close programs from command line

Posted on 2002-05-29
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
i'm not  in the commands business
but i'm looking for a command (from the command line)
that will end all the iexplore.exe processes
on my machine.
Question by:pinkman
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Expert Comment

ID: 7042321
To remove orphaned child processes, use the kill command from the resource kit:
kill process name or id
kill -f process name or id
To obtain a list of processes and process IDs, use the Task Manager or the TLIST utility from the Resource Kit.

Gimme a few minutes and I'll get the link to the resource kit download....

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ID: 7042452
AND, THIS looks way better than anything MS could come up with even if they DID use their imaginations ...
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Author Comment

ID: 7044313
well ,  the whole story.
an sql server should report some web servers that it
has started and they can reconnect to it.
it is done by sending from the sql server a system command "iexplore.exe http://..." this url orders
a specific web server to connect. the sql server procedure that execute this never stops until the iexplore.exe is killed. i'm looking for a command
to kill the iexplore.exe and no problem i have only one.
any other suggestions to solve the problem are welcome.
i simply want to solve it in an elegant way without using any .exe to do the work.

Accepted Solution

jatcan earned 200 total points
ID: 7044661
OK-here are some possible utilities to use but if you want something that is NOT an exe to kill a preocess on a remote machine I think you are maybe wanting the impossible. Unless of course you write a program that will kill an IE process after a trigger has been met(like a time period or something- I'm not a programmer so you'll have to ask one if it's feasable), and if you don't want an exe then make it a .dll, but no matter what you call it it IS an exe ...OR you can look into these two programs,


Author Comment

ID: 7046801
thank you jatcan for your help.
for sure i gained knowlage .
simply thought that like give a iexplore.exe command
or ipconfig atc... i can give a system command to
kill a process (what can be better?)
i'm going back to programmers zone.

Expert Comment

ID: 7046900
If this were *nix....good luck to u in your quest...


Expert Comment

ID: 9551152
Force accept.

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