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#1 y2161994  Icon User is offline

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Task Manager Can Be Disabled?

Posted 20 July 2011 - 04:53 AM

While I working in my college computer that computer become hang.
Then I try to open Task Manager that computer shows me message,
"Task Manager is disabled.Contact your Administrator."

So my question is that how we can disable or enable our Task Manager in Windows Xp?????

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Re: Task Manager Can Be Disabled?

Posted 20 July 2011 - 05:00 AM

There is a registry hack to enable or disable Windows NT TaskManager. The same registry hack applies to Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Name: DisableTaskMgr
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 1=Enablethis key, that is DISABLE TaskManager
Value: 0=Disablethis key, that is Don't Disable, Enable TaskManager

As part of the enhanced management available in Windows 2000 and Windows XP, rather than risking a registry change, as an administrator you can enable or disable Windows 2000 Pro or Windows XP Pro's TaskManager using Group Policy Editor. This can be applied to the local policy. Note: if you are trying to override your organizations group policy, you can't. As soon as you re-authenticate to the domain, the domain or OU Group Policy will rewrite the registry setting. But if the TaskManager was accidently disabled or you need to control this item for a set of standalone boxes this is for you:

* Click Start
* Click Run
* Enter gpedit.msc in the Open box and click OK
* In the Group Policy settings window
o Select User Configuration
o Select Administrative Templates
o Select System
o Select Ctrl+Alt+Delete options
o Select Remove Task Manager
o Double-click the Remove Task Manager option

And as I mentioned above, since the policy is Remove Task Manager, by disabling the policy, you are enabling the Task Manager.

Got XP Home - use the registry edit.

This post has been edited by no2pencil: 20 July 2011 - 12:51 PM
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Re: Task Manager Can Be Disabled?

Posted 20 July 2011 - 11:59 AM

I would figure since it is a college computer it is member of Active Directory, just a guess. If the college through the bother of disabling TaskManager they probably have similar measures in place for controlling access to regedit.exe and gpedit.msc, usually by disabling the Run option from the start menu. Group policy in Active Directory will refresh itself automatically, usually every 90 minutes, so even if you change the setting it will be changed back upon next refresh. The above is a nice temp fix if the Run option isn't disabled on the start menu.
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