Vbscript : I need to kill a process at a certain path using vbs.  (Java.exe that is located in a certain folder)

Posted on 2007-11-27
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Last Modified: 2008-06-10
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by:Ashish Patel
ID: 20356555
if you are using win xp then use shell function and fire "tskill java.exe"

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I have 2 java.exe's running and only want to kill the one at a particular path.
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by:Ashish Patel
ID: 20356584
you cant kill at particular path, but you can either kill all process by name or either by process id (PID) using same tskill command. For more help on that go to command prompt and type tskill and enter key for help.
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ID: 20356674
as asvforce said, u cant kill a process on a specified path, but the following code shows how to kill a task:

Dim objWMIService, objProcess, colProcess
Dim strComputer, strProcessKill
strComputer = "."
strProcessKill = "'calc.exe'"

Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2")
Set colProcess = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_Process Where Name = " & strProcessKill )
For Each objProcess in colProcess

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itbabe earned 0 total points
ID: 20444042
If you replace "Where Name" by "Where Executablepath" it works according to my requirements.
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nice idea :)

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