PID identification

Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
A while back I was having trouble with a service that was hogging large amounts of memory.  Somebody told me about a DOS command that showed the PID number and exactly what service it corresponded to.  I can't remember what the command was, does anyone know?

Question by:tmckinney01
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    Expert Comment

    I'm not aware of a DOS command, but googling "Windows PID application" led me to this page

    There are several other results, as well.
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    Accepted Solution

    That would be a simple
    tasklist /svc
    You can filter the output to not show non-services:
    tasklist /svc | find /i /v "N/A"
    If you're not using an English version, replace "N/A" with the corresponding message for non-services in the "Services" column.
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    Expert Comment

    Also you can download a graphic tool to see what's running on, and have the possibility to kill the process. See:

    Hope helps.
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    Expert Comment

    >>tasklist /svc

    Cool!  I didn't know about that!

    Author Closing Comment

    Bingo!  Thanks.

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