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Elevated task manager disable

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Server 2012

    Elevated task manager disable


    Hi

    I want to be able to disable elevated task manager, but not normal task manager for certain accounts

    How would I do this? OS: Windows 8 Professional

    Thank you

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello GD4E1,

    When you are signed in to a standard user account, Task Manager will open unelevated.

    When you are signed in to an administrator account, Task Manager will open elevated.

    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 17
    Server 2012


    Say I wanted to disable elevated task manager for certain admin accounts or disable the ability to elevate to elevated task manager for certain non-admin accounts to improve security though... how would I do that
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm not sure it's possible with administrator accounts.

    However, a standard user will not be able to elevate Task Manager without having to enter an administrator's password in the UAC prompt first.
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  5. #5


    Trying to limit what an admin account can do is an exercise in futility. Any limits you might try to impose can be reversed by any admin account. When you give admin rights to anyone you have given them the exact same rights you have. This is by design. There are any number of ways for an admin user to start an elevated Task Manager. You cannot stop them all. In reality you can't stop any of them.

    Unless a standard user has access to admin account credentials he cannot start an elevated Task Manager. There is nothing you need to do. But give him admin privileges and he can do anything.
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