User-Only restrictions bypass, Task Manager and System Time


M

mystake

I have a laptop, and on it my account I have is currently a temporary
user.

The only thing about this is that as a result, I can't change System
Time, Power Schemes or Kill programs with the Task Manager.


During some web-browsing, I managed to find an article in these groups
on how to work around the Power Schemes, now I am asking if there's a
way around for the System Time as well as the Task Manager's
restrictions, possibly the Startup ( under msconfig ) as well.


The Power Schemes bypass is actually in the registry to GIVE
permissions to the user-only to change them.


Thank you,

Luc
 
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G

Galen

In (e-mail address removed) <[email protected]> had this to say:

My reply is at the bottom of your sent message:
I have a laptop, and on it my account I have is currently a temporary
user.

The only thing about this is that as a result, I can't change System
Time, Power Schemes or Kill programs with the Task Manager.


During some web-browsing, I managed to find an article in these groups
on how to work around the Power Schemes, now I am asking if there's a
way around for the System Time as well as the Task Manager's
restrictions, possibly the Startup ( under msconfig ) as well.


The Power Schemes bypass is actually in the registry to GIVE
permissions to the user-only to change them.


Thank you,

Luc

For the task manager - this is due to be an article but it's not updated and
not on the site yet but it's all typed up all nice and neat. <g>


Problem:

When you attempt to open the task manager you either get notice that the
task manager has been disabled or the process closes completely. This is
problem is often caused by malware, by disabling the task manager they
basically prevent you from easily disabling hidden processes. Just because
you clean up this particular symptom doesn't mean that your system is then
clean. For more information on cleaning malware from your system see:

Malware Cleaners and Repair:
http://www.kgiii.info/windows/all/general/malwarefix.html

Solution:

Windows XP Professional Edition® or Windows 2000:

1.. Press the Start button
2.. Click on Run
3.. Type "gpedit.msc" (without the quotes)
4.. Press Enter or click Okay
5.. In the Group Policy window:
a.. Select User Configuration
b.. Select Administrative Templates
c.. Select System
d.. Select CTRL+ALT+DEL Options
e.. Double click Remove Task Manager*
f.. Set that to Not Configured
6. Click Okay
7. Exit the Group Policy window

Windows XP Home Edition®:**

1.. Press the Start button
2.. Click on Run
3.. Type "regedit" (without the quotes)?
4.. Press Enter or click Okay
5.. When your registry editor opens up dig down to:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
6. Find (or create)*** the DWORD value of DisableTaskMgr (note the exact
case)
7. Right click on the value and either create or change it's hexadecimal
value.

A value of 1 means Enabled (which actually disables the task manager).
A value of 0 means Disabled (which actually enables the task manager).

* By setting the group policy to be not configured it is removing the
restrictions from the task manager.
** For those people wishing to lock their system down to prevent kids or
other users from using the task manager the method to disable the task
manager is also given. Windows XP Pro users would just configure the GP and
call it good. XP Home Edition users need to make a key.
*** To make a the DWORD value, first navigate to the appropriate branch,
highlight it, click on Edit, click on New, and select DWORD value and follow
the above directions.

? Just so you know editing the registry isn't the brightest thing to do
though many of us do it all the time. However, you have been warned. For a
better warning:
http://kgiii.info/windows/all/general/regedit_warn.html

Before you do this it would be wise of you to right click in the left-hand
pane on the appropriate branch and selecting the "export" option to save it
to a safe location so that you might restore it.


--
Galen - MS MVP - Windows (Shell/User & IE)
http://dts-l.org/
http://kgiii.info/

"We approached the case, you remember, with an absolutely blank mind,
which is always an advantage. We had formed no theories. We were simply
there to observe and to draw inferences from our observations." -
Sherlock Holmes
 
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M

mystake

Thanks LOADS for the Task Manager fix to remove restrictions, I'll work
on it getting that to work right now.


Thanks Mucho Galen

Luc,
 

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