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

  • Had you really wanted them to not have admin privileges or just not need an admin to enter their credentials?
    – Synetech
    Jan 1, 2014 at 2:09
  • The user (and if possible, the resource monitor process) should not have admin privileges at all.
    – MRalwasser
    Jan 3, 2014 at 16:42

2 Answers 2


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.

  • 1
    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, 2015 at 20:02
  • @Wildcard, actually I just found the answer to that in another superuser.com question: superuser.com/questions/402070/…
    – T3rminat0r
    Nov 24, 2015 at 13:50

Solution proposed by T3rminat0r is not gonna work. Only works for tasks running silently in the background. But original poster required to run an exe with a GUI.

It can be solved, however, using surun with a rule as in this screenshot:

this screenshot

  • Interesting. Is there an English version of that tool? A screenshot with English text would be preferable, since this is an English-only site.
    – Ben N
    Jun 29, 2016 at 22:04
  • Did not work for me on Windows 10 Pro 21H2, unfortunately. Is it because of me being too stupid or did it really stop working since a certain Windows version?
    – Traveler
    Jun 24 at 8:07

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