What causes the error that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator? How to solve this Task Manager error? This post from MiniTool will show you how to fix this error Task Manager disabled by administrator Windows 10.

What Causes Task Manager Has Been Disabled by Your Administrator?

Task Manager, also known as Windows Task Manager, is a system monitor and startup manager in the Microsoft Windows system. Task Manager offers information about computer performance and running software including the running processes, CPU load, commit charge or Windows services and so on.

However, sometimes, Task Manager may meet some problems, such as Task Manager not responding, Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator, etc. 

In this post, we will walk you through the error that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator and how to fix it.

The error that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator may be caused by the following reasons.

  • The account has been blocked by the Local Group Policy or Domain Group Policy.
  • Some registry settings blocks you from using the Task Manager.

So, in the following section, we will show you how to fix the error that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator Windows 10.

4 Ways to Fix Task Manager Has Been Disabled by Your Administrator

1. Enable Task Manager in Group Policy Editor

To fix the error Task Manager disabled by administrator Windows 10, you can choose to enable it in the Group Policy Editor.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Press Windows key and R key together to open Run dialog, then type msc in the box and click OK to continue.
  2. Then navigate to the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Ctrl+Alt+Del Options.
  3. On the right panel, select the Remove Task Manager and double-click it.
  4. In the pop-up window, check the option Not Configured or Disabled. Then click Apply and OK to confirm the changes.

choose not configured

When it is finished, close the Group Policy Editor window. Reboot your computer and check whether the issue that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator Windows 10 is solved.

If this solution is not effective, try the following solutions.

2. Enable Task Manager in Registry Editor

If you come across the error Task Manage disabled by administrator Windows 10, you can choose to enable Task Manager in Registry Editor.

Note: Modifying registry key is a risky thing. So, please back up the registry key before proceeding.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Press Windows key and R key together to open Run dialog, then type regedit in the box and click OK to continue.
  2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\ Windows\ Current Version\Policies\System.
  3. In the right panel, select the key DisableTaskMgr and double-click it. If it is not here, create a new one.
  4. Then change its value data to 0.

After that, reboot your computer and check whether the issue that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator is solved.

3. Enable Task Manager via CMD

In order to fix the issue that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator, you can choose to enable it via the Command Prompt.

Now, here is the tutorial.

  1. Type Command Prompt in the search box of Windows and choose the best-matched one. Then right-click it to choose Run as administrator to continue.
  2. In the Command Line window, type the command REG add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System /v DisableTaskMgr /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f.
  3. Then it will show the operation is completed successfully.

type the command

When the process is finished, reboot your computer and check whether the error that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator is solved.

4. Enable Task Manager via Reg File

In order to fix the issue that registry editing has been disabled by your administrator, you can choose to enable it via the Reg file.

Now, here is the tutorial.

1. Create a new notepad file on the desktop of Windows 10.

2. Type the codes in the notepad and save it as reg file.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System] “DisableTaskMgr” =dword:00000000

3. Double-click the reg file. Click Yes if prompted with the User Account Control dialog.

4. In the pop-up window, click Yes to continue.

click Yes to continue

When it is finished, reboot your computer and check whether the issue that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator is solved.

Final Words

To sum up, this post has introduced 4 ways to fix the issue that Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator Windows 10. If you have any better solution to fix it, you can share it in the comment zone.

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