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Windows 7: stopping another user from ending my tasks?

08 Nov 2009   #1
aheyn

Windows 7 RC
 
 
stopping another user from ending my tasks?

Hi,

Got an issue here at home....... another user (i.e. my brother) often likes to end my tasks at will without saying anything. I'm running Win 7 RC, and we're both administrators - is there anyway I could use group policy or the likes to stop him accessing my tasks in task manager (i.e. not able to click the 'show processor from all users)?

I wouldnt mind if it meant I couldnt check his or the SYSTEM processes, as I never do.

Otherwise I think its stupid one user can just end the others at will....

Appreciate any help, thanks!


Cheers
Andrew


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08 Nov 2009   #2
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aheyn View Post
Hi,

Got an issue here at home....... another user (i.e. my brother) often likes to end my tasks at will without saying anything. I'm running Win 7 RC, and we're both administrators - is there anyway I could use group policy or the likes to stop him accessing my tasks in task manager (i.e. not able to click the 'show processor from all users)?

I wouldnt mind if it meant I couldnt check his or the SYSTEM processes, as I never do.

Otherwise I think its stupid one user can just end the others at will....

Appreciate any help, thanks!


Cheers
Andrew
Hi Andrew! The first thing you should do is consider if your brother even needs to be an admin. If he doesn't need to be one, theres your solution.
As for the group policy, that applies to files and folders, not tasks.

Thanks,
ZeshanA
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09 Nov 2009   #3
aheyn

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Does he need to be? Not really. But if I make him a limited user, he'll get my older brother (runs his own IT company) to make him an administrator again (even though he has no reason to be one).

Thats why I hoped I could somehow stop him ending my tasks - even if it meant I then couldn't end his.
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09 Nov 2009   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Lock him in a closet! No just kidding, I think ZeshanA is right the only way is for you to be the only Admin.
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09 Nov 2009   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Set yourself up as the only Admin (use a password that only you know), then give your brother (the annoying one) a Guest Account (without Admin control), and assign him a password. Now with you as the only Admin (password protected) even your IT brother cannot get into the system unless you foolishly give him your password.
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09 Nov 2009   #6
Seelig

Windows 7
 
 

Tell your older brother what is going on (about the task ending) and have him make you the sole administrator if your younger brother will not stop.

Abusing privilege is a reason to restrict privileges.
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10 Nov 2009   #7
aheyn

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Guys thanks for the advice... my thinking was even if I did make myself the only admin, there would still be a way of erasing the admin password (i.e. mine) - i remember actually doing this on a vista machine some time ago. How could I stop that from happening?

ps - closet idea might be the best solution all round :P
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10 Nov 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote:
ps - closet idea might be the best solution all round :P
Make sure it's sound proof.
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