- Open the start menu.
- Enter gpedit.
- In the left navigation pane navigate to: User Configuration> Administrative Templates> System> Ctrl Alt Del Options.
This article will help you troubleshoot an error (the task manager has been disabled by the administrator) that occurs when you try to use the task manager.
Initial Product Version: Windows 10 – All Editions, Windows Server 2012 R2
Original KB Number: 555480
What Happens If You Disable Task Manager In Windows 10?
Whichever method you choose to disable, if you try to open Task Manager now using one of the shortcuts (for example, the Start menu) or using search, you will only get a message stating that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.
If you try to open it with the keyboard shortcut Ctrl Shift Esc, nothing happens. In addition, the task manager shortcut that appeared on the screen of Ctrl Alt Del disappeared.
Step 1. Open Windows 10 command prompt as administrator. (Press “Win X”, then select “Command lineka (administrator) “.)
Step 2. Enter REG, add HKCU Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies System / v DisableTaskMgr / t REG_DWORD / d 0 / f and press Enter. If the message “Operation was successful” is displayed, the disabled Task Manager is enabled.
Step 1: Open Registry Editor in Windows 10. (Search for “regedit” in the Start Menu.)
Tips: Since the registry is an important part of the system, you must be very careful when using the registry editor. You can first back up the Windows 10 registry before making any changes in case of an error.
Step 2. Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER Software Microsoft Windows CurrentVersion Policies System. In the “Policy” section, select “System”. A key named “DisableTaskMgr” will appear in the right pane. Remove the key. Or double-click the button, set it to “0” and click OK.
Changes take effect immediately. The disabled Task Manager will be activated and you should be able to start it without any problems.
Method 4. UseUse The REG File To Fix The Fact That The Task Manager Was Disabled By The Administrator
Step 1. Create a new Notepad file on your Windows 10 desktop.
Step 2. Enter the codes below into the editor and save it as the DisableTaskMgr.reg file.
Step 3. Double-click the DisableTaskMgr.reg file. Click Yes when prompted in the User Account Control dialog box. Click Yes when the following warning message appears.
Step 4. If you are prompted to successfully add keys and values to the registry, then the disabled Task Manager is enabled.