Before I look into reinventing the wheel and roll my own, is anyone aware of an application/utility that allows me to kill processes, filtering by both process name and process owner? Alternatively could this be done through powershell? (My powershell-fu is sadly lacking).
I've looked at both
pskill allows terminating by process name, it doesn't allow me to further filter by process owner. I've also looked at WMI via wmic (
wmic process), but the WMI interface doesn't return the process owner (at least from what I can tell), so can't use this either.
I do a chunk of development on Windows. Some of this involves dealing with Component Services (COM+). COM+ has a generic host process - dllhost.exe - that's used both for custom (i.e., stuff I've developed) elements and system processes. I can differentiate them by the owner they run as. So, for example, I want to kill all the dllhost.exe processes owned by me, but ignore the ones owned by SYSTEM.
This would save me going in to Task Manager on a regular basis and identifying and manually killing each one :-)