Learn how to prevent users from starting the Task Manager in Windows 7.
If this setting is enabled and users try to start Task Manager, a message appears explaining that a policy prevents the action.
Task Manager lets users start and stop programs; monitor the performance of their computers; view and monitor all programs running on their computers, including system services; find the executable names of programs; and change the priority of the process in which programs run.
Prevent Users from Starting the Task Manager
- Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.
Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.
- Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, and then select Ctrl+Alt+Del Options in the left column of the Group Policy editor.
- Double-click Remove Task Manager in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
- Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.
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