Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Taskbar Blocked By Administrator | How To Fix

A task manager is a program used to provide information about the processes and programs running on a computer, as well as the general status of the computer. It can also be used to terminate processes and programs, as well as change the processes priority. In some environments, users can access a task manager by pressing the buttons Control-Alt-Delete.

Task managers can display currently running services (processes) as well as those that were stopped. They can display information about the services (such as Process ID and group) if known.

Task Manager will be the first target for some of the viruses so that the user can not look into the tasks that are running (normally the tasks that require more Memory. Disabling Task Manager is one way of viruses that try to make it harder for you to deal with their infections.

Even if you have anti-virus installed, you can still be infected by a new or custom virus that is not recognized by your anti-virus. Sometimes after removing the virus completely from our system, you’ll face new problems such as you can no longer bring up Windows Task Manager (CTRL+ALT+DEL).

And if you try to bring the Task Manager Up, you will get the error message saying “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator”. This post will help you to re-enable the Windows Task Manager as long as it cannot open normally. Just follow these steps.

Before proceeding any further, you should run a complete and up-to-date anti-virus scan of your machine. If you have not installed any Anti Virus in your System, we commend to use Microsoft Security Essentials.

Microsoft Security Essentials is the name of Microsoft’s latest Anti-Virus/Anti-Spyware software for Windows operating system. It is already being tested internally at Microsoft and was launch in September last year.

It’s possible, perhaps even likely, that you’ve been infected. Once you come back virus-free, you can proceed with the fix. Usually when you try to run taskmgr.exe manually, you get this message:

Taskbar Blocked By Administrator  How To Fix 1

If you have Windows XP, Click Start, then click Run and type in gpedit.msc and press OK.

Taskbar Blocked By Administrator  How To Fix 2 Once in the Group Policy Editor, expand in turn:

  • User Configuration
  • Administrative Templates
  • System
  • Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

You should see something much like this:

Taskbar Blocked By Administrator  How To Fix Double Click on Remove Task Manager to change its setting:

Taskbar Blocked By Administrator  How To Fix 3 Click on Not Configured and then OK and Task Manager is available once again.


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