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Vista Taskmanager Processor Affinity error

  1. #1


    Bitbob Guest

    Vista Taskmanager Processor Affinity error

    Even though I am logged in as Admin on a Vista Ultimate installation when I
    try to set processor Afinity in taskmanager it denies access. I have tried
    with several processes Microsoft and others and none will allow
    access!!!!???? Any Ideas????

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  2. #2


    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: Vista Taskmanager Processor Affinity error


    "Bitbob" <Bitbob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BC2BDB1D-34E7-4FFE-B6EF-C53CFE49DD15@microsoft.com...
    > Even though I am logged in as Admin on a Vista Ultimate installation when
    > I
    > try to set processor Afinity in taskmanager it denies access. I have tried
    > with several processes Microsoft and others and none will allow
    > access!!!!???? Any Ideas????



    I think even though you're logged in as Admin, in some cases, you don't have
    the privileges even as Admin. You must use the run as administrator to give
    an application the privileges needed.

    http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm


    The link talks about running Task Manager with escalated privileges .

    http://preview.tinyurl.com/2a5lvn


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  3. #3


    DevilsPGD Guest

    Re: Vista Taskmanager Processor Affinity error

    In message <99B67EB8-9B8E-45F5-B8B9-6B7F4AE4360D@microsoft.com> "Mr.
    Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com> wrote:

    >
    >"Bitbob" <Bitbob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >news:BC2BDB1D-34E7-4FFE-B6EF-C53CFE49DD15@microsoft.com...
    >> Even though I am logged in as Admin on a Vista Ultimate installation when
    >> I
    >> try to set processor Afinity in taskmanager it denies access. I have tried
    >> with several processes Microsoft and others and none will allow
    >> access!!!!???? Any Ideas????

    >
    >
    >I think even though you're logged in as Admin, in some cases, you don't have
    >the privileges even as Admin. You must use the run as administrator to give
    >an application the privileges needed.
    >
    >http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm


    You should still be able to manipulate your own tasks' affinity without
    elevating.

    >The link talks about running Task Manager with escalated privileges .
    >
    >http://preview.tinyurl.com/2a5lvn


    What a long difficult way to say "click the 'Show processes from all
    users' button in the [Processes] tab" (which restarts Task Manager
    elevated)

    --
    EARTH FIRST! We'll strip-mine the other planets later.

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  4. #4


    Mr. Arnold Guest

    Re: Vista Taskmanager Processor Affinity error


    "DevilsPGD" <spam_narf_spam@crazyhat.net> wrote in message
    news:d32r33pjegt9qea1u8a49q9k4h23t5coec@4ax.com...
    > In message <99B67EB8-9B8E-45F5-B8B9-6B7F4AE4360D@microsoft.com> "Mr.
    > Arnold" <MR. Arnold@Arnold.com> wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>"Bitbob" <Bitbob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>news:BC2BDB1D-34E7-4FFE-B6EF-C53CFE49DD15@microsoft.com...
    >>> Even though I am logged in as Admin on a Vista Ultimate installation
    >>> when
    >>> I
    >>> try to set processor Afinity in taskmanager it denies access. I have
    >>> tried
    >>> with several processes Microsoft and others and none will allow
    >>> access!!!!???? Any Ideas????

    >>
    >>
    >>I think even though you're logged in as Admin, in some cases, you don't
    >>have
    >>the privileges even as Admin. You must use the run as administrator to
    >>give
    >>an application the privileges needed.
    >>
    >>http://vistasupport.mvps.org/run_as_administrator.htm

    >
    > You should still be able to manipulate your own tasks' affinity without
    > elevating.


    Well, I just tried to set NOD32's GUI exe task or process to affinity. It
    wouldn't let me do it with *Access Denied*.

    On the other and I could select other tasks and set the affinity.

    That tells me that you cannot set affinity on all takes and some tasks will
    deny setting affinity.
    >
    >>The link talks about running Task Manager with escalated privileges .
    >>
    >>http://preview.tinyurl.com/2a5lvn

    >
    > What a long difficult way to say "click the 'Show processes from all
    > users' button in the [Processes] tab" (which restarts Task Manager
    > elevated)
    >

    I don't think you can set affinity on some tasks regardless of the
    evevation.

    BTW, I could't get that runas in the link above to work for task manager.

    > --
    > EARTH FIRST! We'll strip-mine the other planets later.



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  5. #5


    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Vista Taskmanager Processor Affinity error

    Hi Bitbot--

    Exactly how are you trying to set processor affinity? Are you showing
    processes from all users? Are you using the cmd prompt? Are you right
    clicking on the process and getting an access denied error? Does this happen
    with particular processes or all?

    Try this - Start - type "taskmgr" (lose quotes and you don't need to type
    taskmgr.exe) in the search box - right click on it at the top of the list
    that shows up and pick Run as administrator.

    Additionally do the same as above>right click on taskmgr after typing in
    Search box>security tab>highlight user profile of your choice>edit>put
    checks in all boxes>apply>reopen. This should allow you permissions.

    In addition:

    This thread may help you:
    http://www.eggheadcafe.com/software/...-for-your.aspx

    Also an example/tip:

    Useful compatability switch on Vista - start /affinity

    I was trying to play System Shock 2 recently, and it kept locking up on me
    (in fact, it's been locking up for a few years now, but I keep trying new
    things) and I found that it doesn't like Hyperthreading or Dual Core
    processors. Apparently, the only way to get it to run stable is to set it to
    run on 1 Processor.

    You can do that manually after the program starts with Task Manager, but
    that's a pain. However, under Vista, you can set processor affinity from the
    command-line with the "start" command.

    "start /affinity 01 shock2.exe", and it runs great.

    Add this to your toolbox if you find older programs that still won't run (or
    run and lock

    Let us know if this helps.

    Good luck,

    CH

    "Bitbob" <Bitbob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:BC2BDB1D-34E7-4FFE-B6EF-C53CFE49DD15@microsoft.com...
    > Even though I am logged in as Admin on a Vista Ultimate installation when
    > I
    > try to set processor Afinity in taskmanager it denies access. I have tried
    > with several processes Microsoft and others and none will allow
    > access!!!!???? Any Ideas????



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