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Disable Task Manager (Windows NT/2000/XP) Popular

This setting controls the ability for users to start Task Manager and view processes, running applications and make changes to the priority or state of the individual processes.

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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new DWORD valued named "DisableTaskMgr" and set it to "1" to disable Task Manager.

You may need to log off for the changes to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|NameTypeData|
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|DisableTaskMgrREG_DWORD0x00000001 (1)|
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|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\...|
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Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System]
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\
System]
Value Name: DisableTaskMgr
Data Type: REG_DWORD (DWORD Value)
Value Data: (0 = default, 1 = disable Task Manager)

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Last modified: April 20, 2002