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Stop-Process - Powershell 1.0 CmdLet

Microsoft Windows PowerShell is a command-line shell and scripting tool based on the Microsoft .NET Framework. It is designed for system administrators, engineers and developers to control and automate the administration of Windows and applications.

More than hundred command-line tools (so called "cmdlets") can be used to perform system administration tasks and Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI). These cmdlets are easy to use, with standard naming conventions and common parameters, and standard tools for piping, sorting, filtering, and formatting data and objects.


Stop a running process


       Process name(s)
       Separate multiple process names with commas or use wildcard characters. 

   -id Int32
       Process ID(s) (PID). Use commas to separate multiple PIDs.
       To find the PID of a process, type "get-process".
       Accept a process object as input to Stop-Process.  
       A variable, command or expression that returns the process object(s)

       Pass the object created by Stop-Process along the pipeline. 

       Describe what would happen if you executed the command without
       actually executing the command.
       Prompt for confirmation before executing the command.

       -Verbose, -Debug, -ErrorAction, -ErrorVariable, -OutVariable.

Stop all instances of the Notepad process:

PS C:\>stop-process -name notepad

Stop process ID# 6464 and prompt before stopping the process (this will display the process name first):

PS C:\>stop-process -id 6464 -confirm -passthru

Display processes that were running on the computer, but are now stopped:

PS C:\>get-process | where-object {$_.HasExited}