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hi there. i have the following problem: i need my java application to check whether an other java application is allready running on my machine or not (...and then do a kind of autologin) is this possible ? on windows ? do i need some special dll's ?

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If you are looking single sign on applications then Check the following pages page1 and page2, this might be helpful.
 
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...ok single sign on is what i thouth first., but i need to check whether an other java application is running or crashed.... something like a taskmanager monitor....
 
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There might be a Windows equivalent of the Unix command "top" which lists the currently running processes. You could execute that using Runtime.exec and parse its output for the executable you're interested in.
 
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