How can I kill task manager processes through VBA code?

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I'm trying to kill certain processes through VBA. I have a proprietary object that connects to a market data bus. Through RTD I call this object to pub/sub to the bus. However sometimes the connection drops and I need to kill the process via task manager. Is there a way to kill a process through VBA?

Thanks

Try with this code

Dim oServ As Object
Dim cProc As Variant
Dim oProc As Object

Set oServ = GetObject("winmgmts:")
Set cProc = oServ.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Process")

For Each oProc In cProc

    'Rename EXCEL.EXE in the line below with the process that you need to Terminate. 
    'NOTE: It is 'case sensitive

    If oProc.Name = "EXCEL.EXE" Then
      MsgBox "KILL"   ' used to display a message for testing pur
      oProc.Terminate()
    End If
Next

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Take a look at one more example:

Sub Test()
    If TaskKill("notepad.exe") = 0 Then MsgBox "Terminated" Else MsgBox "Failed"
End Sub

Function TaskKill(sTaskName)
    TaskKill = CreateObject("WScript.Shell").Run("taskkill /f /im " & sTaskName, 0, True)
End Function

Excel - Terminate a running process., Terminate a running process. Terminates ALL running instances of a specified process by using WMI (Windows Management Instrumentation). For example: If  I would like to have the vba code in the following manner: 1. Check if there are any Excel Task Manager process running. 2. If yes then loop to further check:--if the child process name includes the above file names 3. If yes, then kill it 4. If there are no child process remaining then kill the parent

You can perform it, this way:

Dim oServ As Object
Dim cProc As Variant
Dim oProc As Object

Set oServ = GetObject("winmgmts:")
Set cProc = oServ.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Process")

For Each oProc In cProc

    'Rename EXCEL.EXE in the line below with the process that you need to Terminate. 
    'NOTE: It is 'case sensitive

    If oProc.Name = "EXCEL.EXE" Then
      MsgBox "KILL"   ' used to display a message for testing pur
      oProc.Terminate  'kill exe
    End If
Next

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Sub Kill_Excel()

Dim sKillExcel As String

sKillExcel = "TASKKILL /F /IM Excel.exe"
Shell sKillExcel, vbHide

End Sub

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  • A little more straightforward, you can use: Set cProc = oServ.ExecQuery("Select * from Win32_Process Where Name = 'EXCEL.EXE'") to only get Excel processes.
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  • Please add some explanation to your code - to me, it looks like an answer that was already posted more than two years ago