killing a Windows process with task manager, taskkill and orakill
Windows Services can sometimes have a nasty habit of getting
stuck in the stopping or starting state. Some believe that at
this point there is no alternative but to reboot the server to clear
However, the following trick usually will work.
step is to right click and select Properties on the offending
Windows Service in order to find the actual Service Name. For
example, when we look up the Distributed Transaction Coordinator
service, we find that it is actually named MSDTC.
The next step is to do an sc queryex on the Windows Service in
order to find the Process ID, as seen in Figure 9.4
The Process ID is 5180. So now we can
issue the taskkill /F command on the process.
to remember: in Windows 2015, if we are not running the command
prompt with 'run as administrator', we will get an access denied
error on the delete:
Once we issue the same command in a command prompt window that we
have opened with 'run as administrator', we can successfully
complete the delete:
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