Admin rights for Windows XP task manager?

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Task Manager
Windows XP
Windows XP administration
Is there a way to set up task manager to require admin authentication instead of disabling it altogether?
ASKED: September 26, 2008  11:57 PM
UPDATED: August 23, 2013  5:34 PM

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Addict 20 pts. | Oct 1 2008 6:26AM GMT

If the name of your machine is ‘IBM’
then your command is correct:

runas /user:IBM\administrator “c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe”

Yes. The administrator account is machine’s local admin account. Probably the one that you are already using.

Or any other account that you have created. Not necessarily the admin account.

To understand better, simply create a user account and use that in the “runas” command.

Let me know if you need further clarifications.

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  • Addict
    It is possible. create a .cmd file as follows ---------------------------------Taskmanager.cmd----------------- echo off cls runas /user:DOMAINNAME\administrator "c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe" ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- save the file as taskmanager.cmd at c:\windows\system32 Now you have to modify registry so that this cmd file is executed every time task manager is invoked. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options\taskmgr.exe Add 'String Value' with the name as 'Debugger' without the quotes set the value = "c:\windows\system32\taskmanager.cmd" with quotes After you do this.. every time task manager is invoked command prompt will open and ask for administrator password.
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  • Medicineman1
    I like that Addict... to be clear... runas /user:IBM\administrator “c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe” and the administrator password is to be set via admin accounts already established?
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  • Addict
    If the name of your machine is 'IBM' then your command is correct runas /user:IBM\administrator “c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe” Yes. The administrator account is machine's local admin account. Probably the one that you are already using. Or any other account that you have created. Not necessarily the admin account. To understand better, simply create a user account and use that in the "runas" command. Let me know if you need further clarifications.
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  • Hdiaz
    Addict: I tested this and it works perfect, ´THANKs!!!!!!!!
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