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Reading Task Manager Processes

Posted on 2008-10-29
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I see that there is an extended stored procedure within SQL Server called xp_terminate_process  which will terminate a process running within task manager. Is it possible to read through the process list to see whether a project is running, not by its PID but by its name?

For example, if I were to have a program called TestApp.exe running which then is terminated, I would like SQL Server to fire an email using Database Mail to alert a user that the program is no longer running. I have the rest of the routine worked out, just not the part that actually reads the entries in the process tab of Task Manager.

Any ideas?

Thank you.
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by:randy_knight
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Is this 2005?  I would probably use SSIS and use a VB.NET script to access running processes.  I don't know it fof the top of my head but there has to be an east .NET framework way to check running processes?  

It it's SQL 2000, you could do the same thing in DTS with an ActiveX Script ... would need to use WMI but that's not too hard either.

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The client is actually using MSDE but I can see that this could be useful for other applications in future.

I would have thought that as SQL Server can obviously see the Task Manager entries to kill the task, surely it should be able to query them? The whole point is to monitor when a program is no longer running from within SQL Server itself rather than building another program to act as the monitor.
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I'd probably use xp_cmdshell and call a batch file that uses WMI in this case ...
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Thanks, Randy - think that will probably do what we need. I'll google the rest !

Mark
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