How do I disable Task Manager?

A. This can be done using the registry as follows

  1. Start the Registry Editor
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\windows\currentversion\Policies
  3. If the \System key does not exist create it
  4. Add a new value of type DWORD called DisableTaskMgr and set to 1
  5. Exit registry editor

This can also be done using the policy editor

  1. Start the Policy editor
  2. Select the User, or edit the default User
  3. Goto Shell/Restrictions and select "remove Taskbar from user"

To remove Task Manager for all users just rename taskmgr.exe to something else, or if it is on a NTFS partition you can set the permissions so normal users cannot access it.

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