Enable/Disable Task Manager using Group Policy Editor

Enable/Disable Task Manager using Group Policy Editor

In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to enable/disable Windows Task Manager using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

Group Policy Editor – This snap-in allows you to edit Group Policy Objects which can be linked to a Site, Domain, or Organizational Unit in the Active Directory or stored on a computer.

Here are the steps:

1. Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.

2. In the Group Policy Editor navigate to the following:
User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options.

3. Select the “Remove Task Manager” on the right pane.

4. There are 3 options that you can choose: Not Configured, Enabled, Disabled.

5. If you choose Enabled the policy will prevent the execution of task manager, if you choose Disabled the policy will allow you execute the task manager, Not Configured is the same as disabling the policy, which means you are enabling the task manager.

6. After you have selected your option, click ok.

7. Restart your computer.

Note: Windows Task Manager lets users start and stop programs; monitor the performance of their computers; view and monitor all programs running on their computers, including system services; find the executable names of programs; and change the priority of the process in which programs run.

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