Windows 10: Win 10 Task Manager now only works in Admin mode Solved

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  1.    27 Aug 2016 #11

    Hi dmex, Thanks. I'll check out wj32.org. Cheers!
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  2.    27 Aug 2016 #12

    Also, I should say that running the Win 10 Task Manager in admin mode is not really a problem. I was just wondering why it suddenly changed (sudden changes like that can make me nervous about a possible malware infection). "For security reasons" makes sense to me. Thank you TairikuOkami for pointing that out.

    Cheers!
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       28 Aug 2016 #13

    m3110w said: View Post
    Also, I should say that running the Win 10 Task Manager in admin mode is not really a problem. I was just wondering why it suddenly changed (sudden changes like that can make me nervous about a possible malware infection). "For security reasons" makes sense to me. Thank you TairikuOkami for pointing that out.

    Cheers!
    To answer why is your Task manager under standard user limited, you have to provide some more information.

    Do you own computer, or is this business laptop. If you own it, Task Manager should show details under standard user.
    Did you add or change policies in local group policy...
    Do yo run any programs that change policies (tweaks, security, etc...

    Below is clip from my Task Manager under standard user and it shows all details. In details View (tab) you can chose additional columns to show if process runs under elevated user...

    You should post clip of Task Manager on your laptop.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2016_08_28_07_48_551.png  
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  4.    28 Aug 2016 #14

    AndreTen said: View Post
    To answer why is your Task manager under standard user limited, you have to provide some more information.
    Starting with Windows 8 (and Windows 10) all standard users are not allowed to run Task Manager without elevating the process or logging in as an administrator.

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Below is clip from my Task Manager under standard user and it shows all details
    If you're using the default UAC settings and logged in as an administrator then Task Manager is silently elevated... That's why you're able to start Task Manager and view details but it won't work for Standard users.

    Here are two methods standard users can use to start Task Manager without elevation (or administrator access).

    #1: Use a 3rd party Task Manager such as Process Explorer or Process Hacker.
    #2: Using this workaround:
    • 1: Open a command prompt
    • 2: Type "set __compat_layer=runasinvoker" (without the quotes) and hit enter.
    • 3: Type "taskmgr.exe" and hit enter.


    The first option is easy, just download the ZIP and run the executable... The second option forces Task Manager to run as the standard user and without elevation or administrator access - It's a handy trick you can use to run anything (for example regedit or task manager) that requires administrator rights (or elevation) when you don't have administrator access
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       28 Aug 2016 #15

    dmex said: View Post
    Starting with Windows 8 (and Windows 10) all standard users are not allowed to run Task Manager without elevating the process or logging in as an administrator.



    If you're using the default UAC settings and logged in as an administrator then Task Manager is silently elevated... That's why you're able to start Task Manager and view details but it won't work for Standard users.

    Here are two methods standard users can use to start Task Manager without elevation (or administrator access).

    #1: Use a 3rd party Task Manager such as Process Explorer or Process Hacker.
    #2: Using this workaround:
    • 1: Open a command prompt
    • 2: Type "set __compat_layer=runasinvoker" (without the quotes) and hit enter.
    • 3: Type "taskmgr.exe" and hit enter.


    The first option is easy, just download the ZIP and run the executable... The second option forces Task Manager to run as the standard user and without elevation or administrator access - It's a handy trick you can use to run anything (for example regedit or task manager) that requires administrator rights (or elevation) when you don't have administrator access
    That picture above is from standard user account with all default settings. I can see all (almost) details from processes etc.
    What standard user can't do is run elevated tasks (without providing administrator password) and see which process is elevated.

    OP question wasn't how to run Task Manager elevated, but how to see some details in it. If I remember correctly (have to check back )
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