Process detection

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    Process detection

    I'm currently working on a tool which is used to monitor system status in an NT4 environment. One of the functions is to check to see if a certain process is running based on the name of that function.

    I'm struggling to find a way of doing this directly from within a C program though - the best I've come up with so far is to call tlist from the resource kit, save its output in a file and then scan the file for the proc name. This seems a pretty crappy way to do things though, so if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.

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    Re: Process detection

    Originally posted by Morgan
    I'm currently working on a tool which is used to monitor system status in an NT4 environment. One of the functions is to check to see if a certain process is running based on the name of that function.

    I'm struggling to find a way of doing this directly from within a C program though - the best I've come up with so far is to call tlist from the resource kit, save its output in a file and then scan the file for the proc name. This seems a pretty crappy way to do things though, so if anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
    Do you mean "One of the functions is to check to see if a certain process is running based on the name of that program file. "

    If so; EnumProcesses() to get PIDs, OpenProcess() to get handles then GetProcessImageFileName() to get the name of the exe...

    There are other ways too, but for NT these should do the business!

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    Cheers, Fordy!!

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