Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Process Explorer problem in Vista

Process Explorer (procexp.exe) is a great free software and can usually replace the Task Manager but in Windows Vista the following error message comes up when this is done.

C:\Windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
The requested operation requires elevation.

No solution found so far. Please add a comment if you find a solution to this.

1 comment:

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    Anonymous said...

    you have to first take ownership of taskmgr.exe in \Windows\System32, and then give yourself write permissions so that process explorer can overwrite it. heres the easy way to do that:
    takeown /f c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe
    icacls c:\windows\system32\taskmgr.exe /grant [yourusername]:f

    previously you had to deal with WFP (windows file protection), but with the way security and file ownerships are set up with vista that was made unnecessary i guess.

    off topic suggestion: another item i replace very quickly is notepad.exe with notepad2 from http://www.flos-freeware.ch/notepad2.html
    March 27, 2007
    JTB World said...

    I tried your suggestions but I could not get it to work. I disabled UAC and did as you suggested as well as edited the permissions on taskmgr.exe for all users to full control but still it didn't help when I turned UAC on again.

    I actually use Notepad2 already.

    Thanks anyway.
    March 27, 2007
    eisber said...

    Hi,

    I had the same happen to me. At least at my machine, the reason was that I used Process Explorer and told it to "Replace Task Manager". Unchecking the option fixed the error for me.

    Markus
    April 07, 2007
    Josh said...

    What you need to do is go to Winrar and right click and choose "Run as Administrator". Problem solved :)
    July 19, 2007
    JTB World said...

    What does Winrar have to do with this?
    July 19, 2007

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