Steamy PowerShell Get-Process Cmdlet for Running Processes

The cmdlet “Get-Process” in PowerShell retrieves all the running processes on the remote or local system. Moreover, it gets the process owner, ID, and location. When this cmdlet is executed without parameters, it gets all the running processes. However, a specific process ID or name needs to be specified in order to get a certain process. It returns detailed information about specific processes. More specifically, it supports methods that can stop and start a certain process.

This write-up aims to observe a guide about the “Get-Process” cmdlet.

How to Use the “Get-Process” Cmdlet for Running Processes in PowerShell?

These methods will be approached to get the running processes:

Method 1: Use the “Get-Process” Cmdlet to Get a Single Running Process Information

In order to retrieve the single running process in PowerShell utilizing the cmdlet “Get-Process”. First, initiate the “Get-Process” cmdlet and add the process name. For instance, overview the given command:

Get-Process explorer

Method 2: Use the “Get-Process” Cmdlet to Get Information of Multiple Running Processes

To get the information of multiple running processes, separate each process name by a comma:

Get-Process explorer, uihost

Method 3: Use the “Get-Process” Cmdlet to Get All the Running Processes

Run the “Get-Process” cmdlet all alone to get all the running processes:


Method 4: Use the “Get-Process” Cmdlet to Get the Objects With Given Attributes

Similarly, to get the id of the certain running process, concatenate the “id” parameter at the end of the given command:

(Get-Process explorer).id

In the above code:

  • First, initialize the “Get-Process” along with the process name and wrap it inside the small braces.
  • After that, concatenate it with the “id” tag:

You can also concatenate the “CPU” tag at the end of the certain command to get the information of the certain process:

(Get-Process explorer).cpu

Method 5: Use the “Get-Process” Cmdlet to Get the Owner’s Information

The owner information of a specific process can be retrieved by adding the “-IncludeUserName” parameter along with the “Get-Process” cmdlet and process name:

Get-Process explorer -IncludeUserName

That was all about the usage of the Get-Process cmdlet.


The “Get-Process” cmdlet in PowerShell gets the running information of all the processes. Moreover, information on single and multiple running processes can be retrieved by simply adding the name of the process with the “Get-Process” cmdlet. This blog has illustrated a guide to get information of all the running processes in PowerShell.

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