Processes

Description

Enables automation of most process management operations. This action comprises activities that can automate the act of starting, stopping or controlling a process as well as query a process for specific types of information, such as names of loaded modules, number of consumed  handles and sets of threads, start time and much more. You can also adjust the priorities of running programs so that badly behaved processes won't negatively impact the responsiveness of your computer. The available activities for this action supports management of local or remote processes.  

Available Activities

The following table briefly describes the available activities for this action arranged in alphabetical order as specified in the action's Activity to perform parameter. Click the appropriate link for more details regarding each activity.

Activity
Description

Processes - End

Ends a running process.

Processes - Get Information

Creates and populates an AutoMate dataset with information about the specified Windows process, such as Process Name, ID, start time, thread/handle count, system resource usage by the process, etc.

Processes - Set Affinity

Processor affinity is used when it is necessary to continue processing an application that is tied to a subset of the hardware, so that transitions from one processor to another are minimized. You can establish affinity on a server that is supporting multiple applications so that a processor is dedicated to each application.

Processes - Set Priority

Sets priority of a given process.

Processes - Start

Starts an instance of the specified process.