PsList (PsTools)

Process Status, list information about processes running in memory.

      pslist [-?] [-t] [-m] [-x] [\\computer [-u user] [-p passwd]] [name | pid] 


   computer   The computer on which the process is running. Default=local system 

   -p passwd  Specify a password for user (optional). Passed as clear text.
              If omitted, you will be prompted to enter a hidden password.

   -u user    Specify a user name for login to remote computer(optional).

   -t         Show statistics for all active threads on the system,
              each thread is grouped with its owning process.

   -m         Show memory-oriented information for each process, 
              rather than the default of CPU-oriented information.

   -x         Show CPU, memory and thread information for each process specified.

   name       Scan only those processes that begin with the name process.
                pslist exp
              will display processes that start with exp... Explorer, Export etc

   -accepteula Suppress the display of the license dialog.

   -?         Display options and units of measurement.

The default information listed includes the time the process has executed, the amount of time the process has executed in kernel and user modes, and the amount of physical memory that the OS has assigned the process.

When running PsList against a remote system you must have administrative rights on that system, and the system must be running the Remote Registry service.

When launched for the first time, PsList will create the regkey


List all processes running on \\workstation64:

C:\> SC \\workstation64 start RemoteRegistry
C:\> pslist \\workstation64

“Here’s a rule I recommend. Never practice two vices at once” ~ Tallulah Bankhead


FAQ: Common PSTools Issues
PsKill - Kill processes by name or process ID.
OPENFILES - Query or display open files, disconnect files opened by network users.
ProcDump - Monitor an application for CPU spikes.
TASKLIST - List running applications and services.
TLIST Task list with full path.
Windows Task Manager - List of running process IDs (PID)
PerfMon - Monitoring tool.
Powershell: Get-Process - Get a list of processes on a machine (ps/gps)
Equivalent bash command (Linux): ps - Process status, information about processes running in memory.

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