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Is there a way to run resource monitor (resmon.exe) without administrator privileges?

The user is member of the debug users, power users, performance monitor and performance log groups, however, this does not seem enough, he is still getting no data and an "access denied" message when trying to start logging

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Had you really wanted them to not have admin privileges or just not need an admin to enter their credentials? – Synetech Jan 1 '14 at 2:09
The user (and if possible, the resource monitor process) should not have admin privileges at all. – MRalwasser Jan 3 '14 at 16:42

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As Resource Monitor displays live statistics on network-traffic and open files and tasks of ALL users, it needs access to that Information. This access requires admin access.

So, the answer is: no it's not possible for the Process to not have admin rights.

What you CAN do however, is to set up a (sheduled) task, that the user is allowed to start. that task in turn, could start the res mon. So the user can start the ressource monitor without requireing adminrights, and he also can't do other stuff with the rights (apart from the options resmon.exe gives him, like stopping/starting tasks ...)

Hope this helps you.

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Would love a little more detail on this answer, even just a link to a general guide for setting up scheduled tasks and allowing specific users to run them.... – Wildcard Nov 23 at 20:02
@Wildcard, actually I just found the answer to that in another question:… – T3rminat0r Nov 24 at 13:50

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