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This entry has been published on 2018-01-10 and may be out of date.

Last Updated on 2018-01-10.

[:en]Powershell’s Get-Process command lists the processes run by all users, which is not always useful, e.g. when running scripts for users with non-elevated rights.

Here is a workaround function:

#Alternative to Get-Process (get processes of all users)
#This script gets only the processes run by the current user.
function Get-UserProcess($ProcName) {
    $owners = @{}
    gwmi win32_process |% {$owners[$_.handle] = $_.getowner().user}
    $result = get-process | select processname,Id,@{l="Owner";e={$owners[$]}} | Where ({$_.Owner -eq $env:USERNAME -and $_.processname -eq $ProcName})
    return $result

#Run it
Get-UserProcess Explorer