Get Process Status

 

Updated: May 13, 2016

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

System_CAPS_ICON_important.jpg Important

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.

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

SettingsConfiguration Instructions
ComputerType 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.
ProcessType 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.

ItemDescription
ComputerThe name of the computer where the process is located.
Process nameThe name of the process ran.
Process IDThe ID of the process.
Number of instances for the processThe number of running occurrences of the process.
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