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How to add password to open up task manager

Posted on 2013-02-04
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Hello Experts,
My domain users mainly use Windows XP and I'm trying to restrict them to open up task manager on their computers. I don't want to disable it for good via Group Policy as our help desk guys need task manager functions to check some of the services. I need to find a way so that task manager won't open without entering a password.
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wshty earned 500 total points
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suggestion:
why not disable it via gpo and then run it with "runas" as help desk user when it is needed?
just a small batch script..
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@wshty sounds good any suggestions on the script?
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echo off
runas /user:<domain>\<user> C:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
exit

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edit domain and user and save this as .bat file and execute it on the client needing support
the user will be prompted for a password - he needs to enter the credentials for the account specified in the script(the entered credentials are hidden so don't be confused)
pres enter and voila taskmanager opens.

regards
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by:dahter
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I Created a shortcut of taskmgr and deployed it to all the XP PCs out there, all my help desk guys need to do is right click on the shortcut and select run as.
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by:dahter
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Easy and quick resolution. Thanks...
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