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I use a vb script in Visual Basic that calls win32_process and returns a list of processes. I use the executablePath property to get the process path. However, some processes do not return with a path. It seems that Windows knows where they are at since they are located within the "path" variable. For example, presentationfontcache.exe is located in
C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\WPF and the Windows folder is in the path variable.
So the question is, if I only know the process name such as presentationfontcache.exe how do I quickly get it's full path? The reason I need the full path is because I need my program to output all processes and their full paths to make sure they are not viruses.
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & "." & "\root\cimv2")
Set colProcess = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_Process")


msgbox colProcess.count
For Each objProcess in colProcess
	msgbox objProcess.name & vbcrlf & objProcess.ExecutablePath
Next

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You have to add even the (Debug) impersonation level. That is:
 
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate,(Debug)}!\\" & "." & "\root\cimv2")
Set colProcess = objWMIService.ExecQuery ("Select * from Win32_Process")


msgbox colProcess.count
For Each objProcess in colProcess
	msgbox objProcess.name & vbcrlf & objProcess.ExecutablePath
Next

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by:advcom
ID: 34924526
worked perfectly, thanks
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