Tip of the Week: Determining process command line in Windows 7 Task Manager

Blog Post created by guy_wettstein on Nov 17, 2013

Whether you want to deifferentiate multiple processes of the same name or simply see which options were used to start a process, the Windows 7 Task Manager will let you view the command line. This may help in finding which process is using a file or differentiating sessions. The possiblitie are many.


To enable the Command Line column:


  1. Open Task Manager
  2. Pull-down View> Select Columns
  3. Scoll down and check Command Line
  4. Click OK


Your Task Manager will now have a column that will show you the command line used to start the process.