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uday1kiran
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How to check whether a process is running on an esx guest windows machine using powercli?

I want to check whether a process is running or not on an esx guest machine using vmware powercli.

How to do that?

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LucD
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What do you mean with "esx guest machine"?

Is that a VM?

If it is a VM, which guest OS is running in the VM?

You can always use the Invoke-VMScript cmdlet to run a command inside the guest OS (provided VMware Tools are installed).


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uday1kiran
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Windows 10 guest machine.

A 64bit 1903 build precisely

Yes, it is a VM.

How to check if a process is running on that VM?

Based on that, I want to frame conditions in my script.

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If VMware Tools are installed you can use Invoke-VMscript

$vmName = 'MyVM'

$sInvoke = @{

    VM = $vmName

    ScriptText = 'Get-Process -Name msdtc'

    ScriptType = 'PowerShell'

    GuestCredential = Get-Credential -Message "Credential for $vmName"

}

$result = Invoke-VMScript @sInvoke

$result.ScriptOutput


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