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how would I run a custom action with taskkill.exe to kill ms runtime c++ process during the uninstall of an app
no sure about how to sequence this
am using wise - execute program from destination
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I'd be using a VB Script with WMI calls. Here's one I found in my arsenal (not used personally):

'**********************************************************************************
'* Script Name: StopProcess.vbs
'* Description: Checks for running process and stops it.
'**********************************************************************************
Option Explicit


'Initialisation
'**************

Dim objWsh
Dim strProcessName

strProcessName = "ProcessName.exe"

Set objWsh = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")


'Processing
'**********

fnStopProcess objWsh, strProcessName

Set objWsh = Nothing


'Functions
'*********

Function fnStopProcess (objWsh, strProcessName)

'Variables
'---------
Dim objProcess
Dim objWMIService
Dim colProcessList
Dim strSql
Dim blnProcessRunning

'Initialise boolean
'------------------
blnProcessRunning = False

'Obtain WMI Service
'------------------
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\.\root\cimv2")


'Build query
'-----------
strSql = "Select * from Win32_Process Where Name = '" & strProcessName & "'"
Set colProcessList = objWMIService.ExecQuery(strSql)

For Each objProcess In colProcessList
'Process found - stop it
'-----------------------
blnProcessRunning = True
objProcess.Terminate()
Next

Set objProcess = Nothing
Set colProcessList = Nothing
Set objWMIService = Nothing

End Function
Answered 10/15/2007 by: VBScab
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thanks a lot vbscab your script works 100 and 1 percent

cheers for that
Answered 10/15/2007 by: cygan
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