Task Manager is one of the most important features of Windows 10. We can check all the running processes, end a task (or process), check CPU, Memory, Disk usage in real-time, send and receive activity of currently connected WiFi, enable/disable Startup applications, and more. You can easily open Task Manager using Ctrl+Shift+Esc hotkey, Search box, right-click menu of Taskbar, etc. If somehow, you are not able to open it and see such error “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator“, then you shouldn’t worry at all. The problem is not that big. It can be resolved easily. This guide explains 2 step by step options to resolve this problem.
You can enable Task Manager again by using Registry Editor and Local Group Policy Editor of Windows 10. Both are the built-in features of Windows 10, just like Task Manager. While Windows Registry is available in all the versions (Home, Pro, and Enterprise) of Windows 10, Local Group Policy Editor is available in Enterprise and Pro editions of Windows 10. No matter which Windows 10 edition you are using, this guide is suitable for everyone.
These options also help you disable Task Manager again. Let’s check both the options.
Option 1: Solve Task Manager Has Been Disabled by Your Administrator via Registry Editor of Windows 10
1). Type ‘regedit‘ in the Search box. Click on the Registry Editor option in the search result or use Enter key. This will launch Windows 10 Registry Editor.
2). Navigate to System key using the following path:
3). On the right side, there will be a DisableTaskMgr value. Delete that value. Simply right-click on DisableTaskMgr > select Delete option. Confirm the deletion.
This is it! Now right-click on the taskbar and you will notice that Task Manager option is enabled again. That means you can access the Task Manager.
Tip- If you don’t want to delete that DisableTaskMgr DWORD value, then you can also double-click on DisableTaskMgr and set its value data to ‘0’ to enable Task Manager. And, to enable Task Manager again, simply set ‘1’ as value data for DisableTaskMgr.
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Option 2: Fix Task Manager Has Been Disabled By Administrator using Local Group Policy Editor of Windows 10
1). Type gpedit in Search box and use Enter key. Local Group Policy Editor window will open.
2). Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Ctrl+Alt+Del Options folder.
3). On the right-hand side, double-click on Remove Task Manager setting.
4). Select Not Configured or Disabled > then click on Apply > and OK buttons.
Now you can open Task Manager.
To disable Task Manager again using Local Group Policy Editor, you can use Enabled option for Remove Task Manager setting.
These are two effective options to enable Task Manager once again on your Windows 10 PC. If you’ve accidentally disabled Task Manager or it happened in some other ways, then these two options should help you solve this problem. If you face any difficulty, let us know in Comments, and we will try to help.