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omgthenoise
2009-07-26T02:26:07Z
VisualCron does not seem to "see" 64bit processes. I noticed this when I tried to schedule a "Kill" against a 64bit program(indicated in Task Manager's process list without the "*32"). Is there a workaround/fix?
keithdavis
2009-07-27T15:45:36Z
omgthenoise wrote:

VisualCron does not seem to "see" 64bit processes. I noticed this when I tried to schedule a "Kill" against a 64bit program(indicated in Task Manager's process list without the "*32"). Is there a workaround/fix?



I have not run into this yet, but I am using 64 Bit on one machine, and so I may. If VC can't kill 64 Bit processes directly, I bet you could use a 64 Bit compiled .exe created in AutoIt (which is what we use VC to do a lot anyway.)
Support
2009-07-27T16:00:58Z
We are currently investigating this and will get back to you.
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omgthenoise
2009-07-28T03:06:37Z
so far my workaround is to put the following in a bat file I've named 'taskkill.bat':

taskkill /im %1

and execute(Foreground) using VisualCron:

taskkill [process name]

Works well.. with ample error-code friendliness. "taskkill.exe" seems to be included in all versions of windows > Win2k.

omgthenoise
2009-07-28T03:16:37Z
oh.. regarding my previous post. a bat file is not necessary. taskkill can be executed directly within VisualCron to kill 64bit processes:

Command: taskkill
Arguments: /im [process name]
Support
2009-07-28T19:01:58Z
Yes, this is a confirmed problem. The x86 process VisualCron service cannot see x64 processes. We will probably build an x64 version this autumn. This needs a lot of preparations and testings.

I am glad that you have found a workaround right now.
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