Previous versions of Windows NT (Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000 (NT 5.0) provided the Tlist,exe tool to view the processes running on your computer.

In Windows XP (NT 5.1), Microsoft choose to make Tasklist.exe available instead???????

Running Tasklist at a CMD prompt returns a display similar to:

Image Name                   PID Session Name     Session#    Mem Usage                              ====================

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========= System Idle Process 0 Console 0 20 K System 4 Console 0 32 K smss.exe 444 Console 0 44 K csrss.exe 500 Console 0 956 K winlogon.exe 524 Console 0 1,236 K services.exe 568 Console 0 892 K lsass.exe 580 Console 0 1,264 K svchost.exe 784 Console 0 980 K svchost.exe 832 Console 0 5,452 K svchost.exe 932 Console 0 184 K svchost.exe 960 Console 0 152 K spoolsv.exe 1076 Console 0 64 K explorer.exe 1656 Console 0 3,476 K msmsgs.exe 1900 Console 0 620 K wuauclt.exe 496 Console 0 228 K cmd.exe 360 Console 0 996 K tasklist.exe 1484 Console 0 2,512 K wmiprvse.exe 1240 Console 0 3,628 K