The Command Prompt -- Restrictions In Registry
Cute Girl • onIt & Systems 11 years ago • 2 min read

The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator"When you attempt to run CMD.exe or a batch file, you may receive the message "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator". This is caused by restrictions placed in Registry.

DisableCMD value is set to 1 or via Group Policy. To enable Task Manager, try any of these methods:

Method 1: Using the console registry tool

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Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)

Method 2: Edit the registry directly

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Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to:

[HKEYCURRENTUSER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]

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In the right-pane, double-click DisableCMD and set it's data to 0

Method 3: Using Group Policy Editor in Windows XP Professional.

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Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK. -

Navigate to User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ System -

Double-click the Prevent access to the command prompt

You can then disable or set the policy to Not Configured. Disabling or setting this policy to Not Configured should solve the problem.

When you try to open Task Manager, the following error may occur:

Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator

Method 1

Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)

Method 2 Download and run this REG fix and double-click it.

Method 3

  • Click Start, Run and type Regedit.exe
  • Navigate to the following branch:

HKEYCURRENTUSER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System

  • In the right-pane, delete the value named DisableTaskMgr
  • Close Regedit.exe

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