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Get Process Status

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator, System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator

The Get Process Status activity checks the status of a running process on any computer. Use the Get Process Status activity to check the status of a process before performing another action. For example, you can check that a process that was detected by the Monitor Process activity is still running before shutting it down with the End Process activity.

ImportantImportant
The Get Process Status activity returns a status of failed if the named process is not running. If the activity returns failed, the overall status of the runbook is set to warning or failed, depending on the number of activities in the runbook.

Configuring the Get Process Status Activity

Before you configure the Get Process Status activity, you need to determine the following:

  • The computer where the process is located.

  • The file name that will run the process.

Use the following information to configure the Get Process Status activity.

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions

Computer

Type the name of the computer where the process that you are checking is located. You can also browse for the computer using the ellipsis (...) button. The runbook server that runs this runbook must have the appropriate rights to check the process on that computer.

Process

Type the name of the process that you are checking. You can also browse for the process using the ellipsis (...) button.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

 

Item Description

Computer

The name of the computer where the process is located.

Process name

The name of the process ran.

Process ID

The ID of the process.

Number of instances for the process

The number of running occurrences of the process.

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