By using this site, you agree to our updated Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Manage your Cookies Settings.
443,965 Members | 1,690 Online
Bytes IT Community
+ Ask a Question
Need help? Post your question and get tips & solutions from a community of 443,965 IT Pros & Developers. It's quick & easy.

killing processes on win xp

P: n/a
Hi,

I'm using:

import win32pdh
junk, instances = win32pdh.EnumObjectItem(None,None,"Process",win32p dh.PERF_DETAIL_WIZARD)
print instances

to get a list of the running process on my PC. Then I try to kill a process using the function I found python\lib\site-packages\win32\scripts\killprocName:

import win32api, win32pdhutil, win32con, sys

def killProcName(procname):
# Change suggested by Dan Knierim, who found that this performed a
# "refresh", allowing us to kill processes created since this was run
# for the first time.
try:
win32pdhutil.GetPerformanceAttributes('Process','I D Process',procname)
except:
pass

pids = win32pdhutil.FindPerformanceAttributesByName(procn ame)

# If _my_ pid in there, remove it!
try:
pids.remove(win32api.GetCurrentProcessId())
except ValueError:
pass

if len(pids)==0:
result = "Can't find %s" % procname
elif len(pids)>1:
result = "Found too many %s's - pids=`%s`" % (procname,pids)
else:
handle = win32api.OpenProcess(win32con.PROCESS_TERMINATE, 0,pids[0])
win32api.TerminateProcess(handle,0)
win32api.CloseHandle(handle)
result = ""

return result
The problem is that if there are many users logged on and I try to kill a process launched by other user, inactive in that moment I get this error:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<pyshell#1>", line 1, in ?
killProcName('notepad')
File "C:\Python23\Lib\site-packages\win32\scripts\killProcName.py", line 38, in killProcName
handle = win32api.OpenProcess(win32con.PROCESS_TERMINATE, 0,pids[0])
error: (5, 'OpenProcess', 'Access is denied.')

Is there a way to kill a process on win xp indifferently which user started that process and without being active as that user?
Thank you and sorry for the poor English
Jul 18 '05 #1
Share this Question
Share on Google+
1 Reply


P: n/a
"Andrei" <al******@gmx.net> wrote in message news:<ma***************************************@py thon.org>...
error: (5, 'OpenProcess', 'Access is denied.')


Do you have the "Administrator" privilege?
Jul 18 '05 #2

This discussion thread is closed

Replies have been disabled for this discussion.