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How to check Oracle processes in windows using command


Is there any command in Windows like ps command in Unix?

How to check Oracle processes in windows. This is burning problem for every Oracle DBA.

In unix there is command called "ps". Using ps command Oracle DBA can check all type of
processes which are running in system. Ps command is very useful to administrating and monitoring
oracle in unix/linux systems for all Oracle DBA.

But there is no command available in windows just like ps in unix! Means there is no way to find
out running processes in windows system using command line! Only task manager option is
available in windows system for Oracle DBA. Using task manager we can check running processes
in windows system. Task manager is GUI tool. Sometimes it is very difficult to monitoring and
administrating Oracle on windows systems for Oracle DBA using GUI tool.

Alternate of ps command in windows (Great tip for Oracle DBA):

No it is not TRUE. Really !!! Windows has own command to trace all running processes in the
system. Using "tasklist" command Oracle DBA can able to trace all running processes in windows
including oracle,sqlplus,exp,imp and others. Tasklist command is very closer to ps command. Using
tasklist command Oracle DBA can able to access process ids, session ids, cpu time, and modules of
running processes in Oracle on Windows.

Please check help of tasklist command.

C:\>tasklist /?

TASKLIST [/S system [/U username [/P [password]]]] [/M [module] | /SVC | /V] [/FI filter] [/FO
format] [/NH]

Description: This command line tool displays a list of application(s) and associated
task(s)/process(es) currently running on either a local or remote system.

Parameter List:

/S system Specifies the remote system to connect to.

/U [domain\]user Specifies the user context under which the command should execute.

/P [password] Specifies the password for the given user context. Prompts for input if omitted.

/M [module] Lists all tasks that have DLL modules loaded in them that match the given pattern
name. If the module name is not specified, displays all modules loaded by each task.

/SVC Displays services in each process.

/V Specifies that the verbose information is to be displayed.

/FI filter Displays a set of tasks that match a given criteria specified by the filter.

/FO format Specifies the output format.

Valid values: "TABLE", "LIST", "CSV". /NH S

pecifies that the "Column Header" should not be displayed in the output. Valid only for "TABLE"
and "CSV" formats.

/? Displays this help/usage.

Filters: Filter Name Valid Operators Valid Value(s) ---- ----- -----


IMAGENAME eq, ne Image name

PID eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le PID value

SESSION eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Session number

SESSIONNAME eq, ne Session name

CPUTIME eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le CPU time in the format of hh:mm:ss. hh - hours, mm - minutes, ss -

MEMUSAGE eq, ne, gt, lt, ge, le Memory usage in KB

USERNAME eq, ne User name in [domain\]user format

SERVICES eq, ne Service name

WINDOWTITLE eq, ne Window title

MODULES eq, ne DLL name








TASKLIST /S system /U domain\username /FO CSV /NH

TASKLIST /S system /U username /P password /FO TABLE /NH TASKLIST /FI "USERNAME ne



Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage

========================= ====== ================ ======== ============

System Idle Process 0 Console 0 16 K

oracle.exe 4 Console 0 282,100 K

smss.exe 636 Console 0 420 K

csrss.exe 692 Console 0 6,496 K

winlogon.exe 716 Console 0 1,336 K

services.exe 760 Console 0 4,020 K

lsass.exe 772 Console 0 7,188 K

svchost.exe 956 Console 0 5,568 K

Means using tasklist or tasklist -v command we can monitor and manage our oracle processes.

Now never tell that you don't have ps command for windows !!!
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