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[solved] Changing Process Priority Level?

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In case someone cares to shared.

Trying to change the priority of a process that's running under a other user, seems to fail when using "ProcessSetPriority(WinGetProcess($hWin), $iPriorety)"

Probably for same reason the default window task-manager also refuses to do the same job.

But Sysinternals "Process Explorer" on the other hand has no problem with doing it. But that's a super-tool backed with heavy win-insider resources.

Any known way to also do this with autoit DLL'ing? Ergo: without resorting to additional external (Sysinternals) tools? (If the one's I have in mind will actually do the job. later...)

... Mmm, Could try to fire a separate "priority changing" process in the target-user-space to change the priority on the target process. Later... [working]

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Erm, right, Sysinternals don't have a CMD tool in there arsenal to directly adjust the priority on a running process. Info-poll, Kill, start(remote) or Suspend/Resume they have. Last one to suspend it is a little bit to much below the minimum level I need.

Guess RunAs is back in play, again. ...

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First things first.

Always good to know why something fails, when it fails (if it failed not because of wrong code use.). "Toegang geweigerd", Roger that.

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Running the process-changing-code under the same user/account works well. But if you don't know the users/account under which the process is running ... you got somewhat of a catch-22 problem. (That, and the fact that STD-streams don't seems to work across different accounts.)(Don't like/care to use a temp file or register key for that ... maybe later, as it seems a possible easy workaround.)

Getting the SID of a process is of course possible ... But currently to complicated (for a reason of course) for me to dig into. (+ some less complicated (less study time) alternatives are possible in relation to intended functionality, so going that road.)

... Main topic problem solved.

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Erm, Now I just need to figure out how why 'what worked in script mode' is not working in 'compiled mode'. :huh2:

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