PowerTip: Use PowerShell to Obtain Unique List of Process Names


Summary: Use Windows PowerShell to get a list of unique process names.

Hey, Scripting Guy! Question How can I use Windows PowerShell to obtain a list of all the unique process names running on my system?

Hey, Scripting Guy! Answer Use the Get-Process cmdlet, pipe the results to the Select-Object cmdlet, and specify the Name property and the –Unique switch:

Get-Process | select name -Unique

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