Use command line to track Windows processes.
If you need to get a quick list of running processes on your computer or another computer on your network, you can use the Windows Instrumentation command-line interface (WMIC) to quickly generate this. You can even generate a text file so you can print the list if need be. This trick applies to Windows XP Professional, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.
wmic process get description,executablepath
To list the processes on another computer, execute the following command:
wmic /node:<computer name> process get description,executablepath
Where computer name is the name of the desired computer.
to generate a textfile, execute the following (make sure to change the output path to your liking):
wmic /output:d:\process.txt process get description,executablepath
wmic /node:<computer name> /output:d:\process.txt process get description,executablepath
If you are trying to find out what services are needed on your system so you can disable the unnecessary ones, a good place to start is by checking the current list of running processes on your computer. By using the command line, you can quickly generate a list of all running processes and the service(s) associated with each process.