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November 12, 2009

Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator!

Filed under: Microsoft Related — Syed Jahanzaib / Pinochio~:) @ 10:22 AM


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

Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator


This error is caused if the DisableTaskMgr restriction is enabled. To enable Task Manager, try one of these methods:

Method 1

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

REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

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:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ Software \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Policies\ System

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

Method 4:  Using Group Policy Editor – for Windows XP Professional

  • Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
  • Navigate to this branch:

User Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options / Remove Task Manager

  • Double-click the Remove Task Manager option.
  • Set the policy to Not Configured.

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