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changing permissions for proccesses in task manager

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#1 Waxy


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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:16 AM

Hi all,

Apologies if this has been covered before, but I want to change the permissions in a couple of processes in task manager.

I have done the old right click/ set priority/ high. I then get the message "The operation could not be completed. Access is denied"

I have also tried going through services (in Admin tools) to change security settings/ users for those programs but it would not let me.

The account is an administrator account (quadruple checked) and I have selected the check box for show processes for all users.

I haven't tried writing a new script as it looks very complicated and I don't want to stuff it up.

There is a post in the Vista forum "task manager permissions" which I looked at-it is similar to my issue, but I cannot get access though XP task manager to do as suggested in post#5 "Go to the top of that screen and right click on taskmgr.exe
Select "Run as administrator"

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.



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Posted 30 August 2010 - 07:39 AM

What would be the reason behind you wanting to change the process affinity for the processes?

What is it that you are wanting to do?

#3 Waxy

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Posted 31 August 2010 - 07:23 PM

I am trying to upgrade the priority status to high for Punkbuster- when it runs at normal it blocks me from any PB registered games. It is a known fix for a handshake error that occurs with PnkbstrB.

This being said I have gone though even balance and done all thier solutions with no result. This is the next and (hopefully) last step.

For some obscure reason I cannot change the priority on this process even though I can change it on many other items.

Any help/ thoughts you might have would be greatly appreciated.

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