My Task Manager has somehow been disabled. I am the administrator and I did not disable it. How did this happen...
By submitting your personal information, you agree that TechTarget and its partners may contact you regarding relevant content, products and special offers.
and how do I re-enable it?
This probably happened because of a Group Policy change. If you run GPEDIT.MSC and go to User Configuration | Administrative Templates | System / Ctrl+Alt+Delete Options | Remove Task Manager, see if it's disabled there. If so, re-enable it.
Another way to re-enable this is by editing the Windows Registry directly. If you go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesSystem and set DisableTaskMgr (a DWORD value) to 0, that should also fix the problem. I would look at the Group Policy setting first, though, since that might be more directly responsible for making this happen.
Dig Deeper on Windows Data Storage Administration Tools
Related Q&A from Serdar Yegulalp
This week, our expert answers the question of how to get DVD data off a disc, even if the user's PC doesn't have an optical drive.continue reading
This week, our expert answers a question on how to connect a phone or tablet to a USB drive with a micro-USB connector.continue reading
Open source and free suites such as LibreOffice and OpenOffice could save organizations money, but not effort in comparison with Microsoft Office.continue reading
Have a question for an expert?
Please add a title for your question
Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.