Symptoms

When using the Wait For Process action to wait for a 64-bit process, that step waits indefinitely.

When using the Process Watcher to wait for a 64-bit process, the trigger never fires.

64-bit applications are not listed in the dropdown of both the Wait For Process action and the Process Watcher Trigger parameters.

Reason

Automate 6 is a 32-bit application and runs in a segregated area of Windows 64-bit called WOW64. This prevents Automate from "seeing" any other process that do not reside in a WOW64 environment, effectively blocking it's ability to wait or watch for 64-bit process. Automate still works correctly with other 32-bit process on 64-bit Windows

Solution

Network Automation has identified this as a problem with Automate 6 and is working on a possible solution.

More Information

Applies to: Automate 5, Automate 6 


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Last Modified On: September 10, 2018