C# to End WINWORD.EXE task in task manager

I want to write a C# vb.exe that that would kill couple of processes in my taskmanager under the Processes tab if they are running.
So I want to have the program schaduled to run every 30 minutes and it will look to see if OUTLOOK.EXE or WINWORD.EXE is running, if so run a END Task on them.

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igor_alphaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Hi AutomaticSlim,

To kill process you can use array of Process objects:

Process[] processes = Process.GetProcessesByName("winword");
            foreach (Process process in processes)

Same thing with outlook process. Best way to shedule such program is using of standard windows built-in sheduler. Just set it to run every 30 minutes. Another way is creating your application as windows service but this way is more complicated,
You are using C# or VB?

For VB would be like this:

Public Sub EnumerateProcesses()

Dim WindowsProcess As Process
Dim ProcessToKill As String = "AcroRd32"

For Each WindowsProcess In Process.GetProcesses
If WindowsProcess.ProcessName = ProcessToKill Then
End If

End Sub

Then just call that from a Timer set to run every 30 * 60 * 1000 (if timer is in milliseconds).

For C# is very similar just change the syntax of the above code and it should work fine.  Also change the string to be your process name such as "winword".

This is found from this discussion thread: http://www.dotnet247.com/247reference/msgs/38/192027.aspx
AutomaticSlimAuthor Commented:
I use C#, I'll try the code today.
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AutomaticSlimAuthor Commented:
So added a little more to the code and it works. By any chance do guys know how I can  Restart The Server from the code?

 string[] strArray = new string[2] { "winword", "acrobat" };

            foreach (string sProcessName in strArray)

                Process[] processes = Process.GetProcessesByName(sProcessName);
                foreach (Process process in processes)

It's quite another question....

An easy way is just to call the Shutdown.exe command with the Process.Start
method, passing the desired switches:

Shutdown the computer


SHUTDOWN [logoff_option] [/m \\Computer] [options]

/i Display the GUI (must be the first option) /l Log
off. This cannot be used with /m or /d option /s Shutdown /r
Shutdown and Restart /a Abort a system shutdown.
(only during the time-out period)
/p Turn off the local computer with no time-out or warning
(only with /d) /h Hibernate the local computer (only with
/f ) /e Document the reason for an unexpected shutdown of a

/m \\Computer : A remote computer to shutdown.

/t:xxx : Time until system shutdown in seconds.
The valid range is xxx=0-600 seconds. [default=30]
/c "Msg" : An optional shutdown message [Max 127 chars]

/f : Force running applications to close.
This will not prompt for File-Save in any open
so will result in a loss of all unsaved data!!!

/d u:xx:yy : List a USER reason code for the shutdown.
/d P:xx:yy : List a PLANNED reason code for the shutdown.
xx Specifies the major reason code (0-255)
yy Specifies the minor reason code (0-65536)
AutomaticSlimAuthor Commented:
So how would it look in my Code, would this work: Shell("shutdown.exe -r -f -t 05")
AutomaticSlimAuthor Commented:
and is this a shutdown or restart?
1. Process.Start("executable.exe", "arguments");
2. /s Shutdown
/r Shutdown and Restart
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