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Managing User Priorities

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

When Weighted_Remote_Sessions is set as the managing policy, you must set user priorities for different users and groups. The system then allocates system resources depending on the priority set for the user or group accounts.

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

Setting user priority

To set user priority
  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, expand Resource Allocation Policies, right-click Weighted_Remote_Sessions, and then click Properties.

  4. In the Weighted_Remote_Sessions Properties dialog box, click Add.

  5. In the Add Users or Groups dialog box, click Add.

  6. In the Select Users or Groups dialog box, in the Enter the object names to select box, type the name of the users or groups, and then click OK.

  7. In the Add Users or Groups dialog box, in the Priority list, select the priority that you want, and then click OK.

  8. Repeat steps 4–7 for each account and priority that you want to set.

  9. Click OK.

Editing user priority

To edit user priority
  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, expand Resource Allocation Policies, right-click Weighted_Remote_Sessions, and then click Properties.

  4. In the Weighted_Remote_Sessions Properties dialog box, under Accounts and associated priority, click a user or group account, and then click Edit.

  5. In the Add Users or Groups dialog box, in the Priority list, select the priority that you want, and then click OK.

  6. Repeat steps 4–5 for each account and priority that you want to edit.

  7. Click OK.

Removing user priority

To remove user priority
  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, expand Resource Allocation Policies, right-click Weighted_Remote_Sessions, and then click Properties.

  4. In the Weighted_Remote_Sessions Properties dialog box, under Accounts and associated priority, click a user or group account, and then click Remove.

  5. In the Remove User or Group message, click Yes.

  6. Repeat steps 4–5 for each account and priority that you want to remove.

  7. Click OK.

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