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#3 W2K Task List


Under Win 98 Progkill did not show up under the Task
List. It does show up in W2K and my students have
found it and killing progkill. Will this change in the
new version?


  • Joshua Kinard

    Joshua Kinard - 2002-05-28

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    Unfortunately, no. Windows 2000 doesn't have the
    RegisterServiceProcess() function, which is what allows
    progkill to hide under Windows 95/98/Me.

    For Windows NT4, 2000, & XP, it is reccommended to cause
    Program Killer to launch under a different user, as I
    believe one user cannot kill a program run as a different
    user. Another option is to outright disable the Tasklist
    using Policies.

    Hope this helps...


  • Joshua Kinard

    Joshua Kinard - 2002-05-28
    • priority: 5 --> 1
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    How can i launch PK under a different user(using NT4, 2000,
    & XP) ?

    Why do you use sleep program coded using C ?


  • Joshua Kinard

    Joshua Kinard - 2002-06-07

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    As far as I know, to run a program as another under
    NT4/WK/XP, you need to use the "runas" command. I've never
    used it, so I'm not quite sure how it works exactly.

    As for coding the "sleep" program in C, I had no other
    language available at the time (Was using VB Only at the
    time) that could goto sleep for X number of seconds to halt
    the processing of the Batch Script. This was done to ensure
    any previous commands called upon by the batch script had a
    chance to finish before anything new was done. I coded it
    in C using the DJGPP Library, because that was the only C
    variant I could find for windows that had the sleep()
    function. The MS VC++ 6 installed on the machine I was
    using did not have this function.

    For more info about DJGPP, see


    >Date: 2002-06-07 12:51
    >Sender: nobody
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    >How can i launch PK under a different user(using NT4, 2000,
    & XP) ?
    >Why do you use sleep program coded using C ?



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