The Way For Getting And Have A View Process Identifier On Windows

Commonly known as process ID or may be PID, the Process identifier is a number that is unique which is tagged with each and every processes that runs in a system, and is used by operating system kernels, for example as Linux, UNIX, Windows and Mac OS X for identifying a process.

In Linux or Unix-like operating system, the ps command may be used for searching for the PID of a particular process that is running, by grapping that output. In operating system of Windows for example Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008, Windows 7, there are no such commands or utility available.

For getting a way to know, or see, recover as well as identify that PID for the processes that runs in the Windows operating system, the users or administrators may make the use of the Task Manager.

However, Task Manager usually does not display the PID information in the default configuration. In order to display PID value in the Task Manager, you have to go to the Processes tab, and then click on the menu called View, after that click on the Select Columns. In that “Select Columns” or may be “Select Process Page Columns”, tick or check that checkbox for the PID (or Process Identifier), and the click OK.


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