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    Task Manager issues - Windows 7

    Hi all,

    I'm currently trying to set up some new gpos for staff members who need slightly more access than others and I've come across an issue. Task Manager has been greyed out, apparently blocked by my administrator. However, it's been blocked for all users, including our administrator account. I can't for the life of me find where this is being blocked! I've searched the web and found numerous possible causes - such as:

    User Config - Policies - Admin Templates - System - Ctrl + Alt + Del Options

    I've even tried changing settings in the registry - a setting from 1 to 0 (I can't remember where) to allow it. But this reverts back after a few seconds. It appears to be a computer config setting somewhere rather than User, so I'm struggling to find any settings about it. I've been through 3 possibly offending policies now, with no luck.

    Fresh from having an image deployed to a machine, it works fine with no gpo applying to it - according to GPMC. As soon as I put it into an OU it gets upset and greys out.

    Any clue please? our machines are Windows 7 Pro, 32bit. Servers are 2008 R2. This is probably really easy and right in front of my eyes. I think I've been blinded by all the lines and lines of crap I've been looking through for the past god knows how many hours.

    Many thanks in advance.

    GreyFox

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    Do you have LanSchool install?

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    Ah...

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    I did say it would be obvious!
    You sir (assuming you're a sir) are a genius! But this is bit of a pain. Do you know of any way round this should we need to access Task Manager from machines? Most stations in our school have it installed. I'll have to do some rooting around.

    Thank you so much for your help!

    GreyFox

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    I am a Sir

    I think there is an install parameter you can set so it doesnt keep blocking the task manager.

    Check in these documents - http://www.lanschool.com/documentation.html

    It bugs me why LanSchool feel the need to takeover the task manager.

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    Excellent, then the comment sticks
    Brilliant, I shall do some reading. I've found a setting in teacher console preferences:

    'Task Manager / Activity Monitor

    [ ] Limit Task Manager / Activity Manager on Student'

    Which I have now unticked. Will have to see if this works, or if I need to change some settings elsewhere. There is nothing in the options from the .adm file in GPMC though. Just bits about what channel you want it set to etc. Interesting.

    I agree, that is annoying. There isn't any need for it really. Although I suppose it stops users killing the process doesn't it?

    Thanks

    GreyFox

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    Just having a look there isnt an option to stop them from taking over by default. Maybe they should include one. I have e-mailed them to tell them i am not happy about that. If you agree im sure 2 e-mails would have a bigger impact

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    I may have to get on to that We're currently using 7.5. So we are in need of an update anyway. Can't remember if we pay yearly, or have just paid for it and that's it. But I think perhaps if it is yearly we migth have some sway.
    I've found this in the Install Manual:

    'Scripting or Mass Deploying LanSchool via MSI
    If you want to run teacher.msi or student.msi from a script or desktop management tool, there are
    command-line options to install LanSchool. Run msiexec.exe and each value should be set to a
    non-null value such as 1 to enable that feature. Msiexe.exe command-line parameters are found
    by running msiexec.exe. Msiexec.exe is a Microsoft program.
    • CHANNEL="X"
    Installs LanSchool with the Teacher Channel X. "X" must be an integer number from 1 to
    16000.
    • ADVANCED_OPTIONS
    Required to set advanced options
    • STEALTH_MODE
    When set to a non-null value, the LanSchool icon will not be shown on the student computer.
    • STUDENT_CHANGE_CHANNEL_MODE
    When set to a non-null value, the student can change teacher channels.
    • NO_KEYBOARD_MONITORING_MODE
    When set to a non-null value, student keystrokes will not be captured.
    • AD_SECURE_MODE
    When set to a non-null value, the teacher or student will enter Active Directory Security Mode.
    Only teachers that are a member of the Domain User Group "LanSchool Teachers" will be able
    to manage those students.
    • SECURE_MODE
    When set to a non-null value, the secure version of the product is installed that requires a
    password be entered on the teacher console.
    • PASSWORD
    A password is required when turning on secure mode
    • PASSWORD_CONFIRM
    Confirmation of the password is required when turning on secure mode
    • TASK_MANAGER_LIMIT
    When set to a non-null value, the teacher can decide to limit or not limit Task Manager and
    Activity Monitor.
    • ENABLECHANNELSELECT
    When set to a non-null value, the teacher can change channels to view different classrooms.
    For example, if you want to silently install a secure mode teacher that can change channels but
    starts on channel 3, with a password of "test", your script should look like this:
    Msiexec.exe /i "<path to teacher.msi>\teacher.msi" /qn ADVANCED_OPTIONS=1 SECURE_MODE=1 PASSWORD=test
    PASSWORD_CONFIRM=test CHANNEL=3 ENABLECHANNELSELECT=1'

    Which would be useful to us, as teachers with laptops are currently stuck just controlling one room. The option to change room is greyed out and we're unable to alter this setting via Group Policy (even though we have changed it so teachers should be able to select classes).
    Will have to look into how we go about creating a script for when we deploy (via group policy). The settings above mention Teachers enabling or disabling Task Manager, but on my test machine it's disabled again now, even though it appears to be enabled via Lanschool Teacher Console

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