"Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator" error

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Author: Soumitra Sengupta MVP
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When one tries to open task manager, may get the following error-"Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator

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"Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator" error

When one tries to open task manager, may get the following error-"Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.This happens if there is restriction in the registry-DisableTaskMgr value becomes one(1) instead of zero(0).In XP Professional it may be blocked via the "Local Group Policy" or "Domain Group Policy".

RESOLUTION:-
 
 XP Home Edition:-
 
1]Start>Run>Regedit>OK
 
2]Now navigate to the following location:-Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System.Double click on DisableTaskMgr. If it is not present then Create a new DWORD valued named "DisableTaskMgr"
0 = default, 1 = disable Task Manager. Set the value data zero.
 
3]Restart computer.
 
 XP Professional:-
 
1]Start>Run>gpedit.msc>ok
 
2]Double click on Administrative Templates under the User Configuration.
 
3] Now double click on System. Select Ctrl+Alt+Del options. Double click on it.
 
4]Select Remove Task Manager. Right click on it and select Properties. If this setting is enabled and users try to start Task Manager, a message appears explaining that a policy prevents the action. So by disabling the policy, you are enabling the Task Manager.( (Click Setting>Select Disabled radio button>Apply/OK)
 
MORE INFORMATION:-
 
"Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator" error message
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555480
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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Article ID: 555546 - Last Review: January 5, 2006 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
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