Membership in the local Administrators group, or equivalent, is the minimum required to complete this procedure.

To create a process matching criterion by using User or Group matching
  1. Open Windows System Resource Manager. To open Windows System Resource Manager, click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Windows System Resource Manager.

  2. In the Connect to Computer dialog box, select This computer, and then click Connect.

  3. In the console tree, right-click Process Matching Criteria, and then click New Process Matching Criteria.

  4. In the New Process Matching Criteria dialog box, in the Criteria name box, type a descriptive name for the new process matching criterion.


    A process matching criterion name cannot start with a hyphen (-) and cannot contain spaces or the following characters: , \ / * ; ? : " | - < or >.

  5. Click Add.

  6. On the Users or Groups tab, do one of the following:

    • To match processes based on user or group membership, under Included users and groups, click Add.

    • To exclude users or groups from matching, select the Excluded users and groups check box, and then click Add.

  7. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, type the user or group name, and then click OK.

  8. Repeat steps 6–7 as necessary to include or exclude all the appropriate user or group names, and then click OK to close the Add Rule dialog box.

Additional considerations

  • User or group matching does not support using wildcards or regular expressions.

  • When you create process matching criteria with the Windows System Resource Manager snap-in, specified user and group names are validated during creation. However, imported process matching criteria are not validated. Verify that all user or group names in the imported process matching criteria exist on the computer before you include the process matching criteria in a resource allocation policy.

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