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Pro Windows PowerShell by Hristo Deshev

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Chapter 14. Taming Processes and Services

Processes are like living organisms that inhabit a running operating system. They are the entities that do all the work—they munch on all the data and pass it to each other. While much work can be done from within PowerShell only, sooner or later we will have to interact with one of the processes on our system. All shells provide facilities for managing running programs and so does PowerShell. Its process and service management facilities can extract information about processes and manipulate process instances by working directly with objects that represent them. We have convenient, object-oriented commands that give us great flexibility when extracting data or modifying state. The combination of the ...

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