Disable Task Manager Windows 7

Posted on 2013-09-20
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Last Modified: 2013-09-24
I'm running a Windows 7 system, and let's say I have 2 local users (1 Standard User & 1 Administrator).

I want to disable the Task Manager just for the 'Standard User' account, and not the 'Administrator' account.

I logged-in as the 'Standard User' went to Group Policy->User Configuration->Administrative Template->System->CTRL-ALT-DEL' and 'Enabled' the 'Remove Task Manager' and rebooted.

Sure enough, no task manager option for the 'Standard User' account, but that is also the case for my 'Administrator' account!

How can I ensure that my 'Administrator' account has access to run Task Manager?

Question by:arunykand
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Accepted Solution

Nick Rhode earned 2000 total points
ID: 39510309
This worked for editing the registry.  Basically elevate the user to admin, log in as that user, edit the key, demote the user.


Expert Comment

ID: 39510314
This may help what you are trying to do.

To disable user or computer policy settings in a Local Group Policy object

Open Microsoft Management Console.

Click File and then click Add/Remove Snap-in .

In the Add/Remove Snap-in dialog box, in the Available Snap-ins list box, click Group Policy Object Editor , and then click Add .

In the Select Group Policy Object dialog box, click Browse .

To specify Local Computer Policy, click OK and then click Finish . Proceed to Step 7.

To specify Local Computer Policy for users or groups, click the Users tab, and select from the following Local Group Policy objects:

Administrators : Predefined Local Group Policy that applies to users included in the Administrators group.

Non-Administrators : Predefined Local Group Policy that applies to users not included in the Administrators group.

User-Specific : Local Group Policy objects associated with a specific local user account.

Right-click the name of the Local Group Policy object, and then click Properties .

Click Disable Computer Configuration settings or Disable User Configuration settings .

Click OK , and then close Microsoft Management Console.

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