If you need to get a quick list of running processes on your computer or another computer on your network, you can use the Windows Instrumentation command-line interface (WMIC) to quickly generate this. You can even generate a text file so you can print the list if need be. This Tech-Recipe applies to Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
1. Open a command prompt.
2. Execute the following command:
wmic process get description,executablepath
To list the processes on another computer, execute the following command:
Where computer name is the name of the desired computer.
to generate a textfile, execute the following (make sure to change the output path to your liking):
wmic /output:d:\process.txt process get description,executablepath
Your results will look something like this:
Tasklist is another method for doing this as well.