Query process

Displays information about processes running on a terminal server. You can use this command to find out which programs a specific user is running, and also which users are running a specific program.


query process [{ *|ProcessID|UserName|SessionName|/id:nn|ProgramName}] [/server:ServerName] [/system]


* : Lists the processes for all sessions.

ProcessID   : Specifies the numeric ID identifying the process you want to query.

UserName   : Specifies the name of the user whose processes you want to list.

SessionName   : Specifies the name of the session whose processes you want to list.

/id: nn   : Specifies the ID of the session whose processes you want to list.

ProgramName   : Specifies the name of the program whose processes you want to query. The .exe extension is required.

/server: ServerName   : Specifies the terminal server whose processes you want to list. If unspecified, the server where you are currently logged on is used.

/system   : Specifies that current information about system processes is displayed. If you do not want system processes to be displayed, do not use this parameter.

/?   : Displays help at the command prompt.


  • Administrators have full access to all query process functions.

  • If you do not specify the UserName, SessionName, **/id:**SessionID, ProgramName, or * parameters, query process displays only the processes belonging to the current user.

  • If a session is specified, it must identify an active session. You can use wildcards to identify the process.

  • Query process returns the following information:

    • The user who owns the process

    • The session that owns the process

    • The ID of the session

    • The name of the process

    • The state of the process

    • The ID of the process

  • When query process returns information, a less than (>) symbol is displayed before each process belonging to the current session.

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