Task Manager

Definition of Task Manager in The Network Encyclopedia.

What is Task Manager?

A Microsoft Windows NT and Windows 2000 utility that you can invoke by clicking the Task Manager button in the Windows Security dialog box. You access the dialog box by pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del, the secure attention sequence (SAS) keystroke combination. You can use Task Manager to:

  • Start, view, change the base priority of, and terminate processes
  • Display CPU and memory usage graphs and data
  • Terminate poorly behaving applications
  • Assign a process to a particular microprocessor on a multiprocessor system

Graphic T-2. Task Manager.