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I need to kill foo.exe, but only under a certain user account. Is this possible with taskkill? In this case, killing all instances of foo.exe would be problematic.

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taskkill /F /T /IM foo.exe /FI "USERNAME eq target_user"

should do it. /IM specifies the image name, and the /FI option specifies a filter to use, in this case, a user with the username "target_user".

In any case, you'll need to be an Administrator on the local system to forcefully terminate processes in another users security context

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  • If you do not want to hard-code username, use %USERNAME% or %USERDOMAIN%\%USERNAME% for current user. – Salman A Aug 16 '18 at 8:04

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