End Process


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 SP1 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 - Orchestrator, System Center 2012 R2 Orchestrator

The End Process activity ends processes that are running on the runbook server or on a remote computer. The End Process activity can be used to shut down an application that is not responding. The activity returns success if the named process is successfully ended or if the name process is not running. This activity uses a satellite license.

Configuring the End Process Activity

Before you configure the End Process activity, you need to determine the following:

  • Name or ID of the process

  • Computer on which it is running

Use the following information to configure the End Process activity.

Details Tab

Settings Configuration Instructions
Computer Type the computer where this process is running. Enter localhost to specify the runbook server where the runbook is being processed. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the computer.
Process Type the name or process ID of the process that you are ending. You can also use the ellipsis (...) button to browse for the process. Browsing is only available if you have specified a valid Computer.
End all instances Select to end all processes that match the Process that you have specified when multiples are found.
Fail if there is more than one instance Select to cause the end process to fail if it finds more than one process matching the name you specified.
Terminate in Type the number of seconds to wait for the process to be shut down gracefully before it is shut down forcefully.

Published Data

The following table lists the published data items.

Item Description
Number of instances The number of processes that matched the Process you specified.
Process ID The process ID of each of the processes that matched the Process you specified.