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Disable Task Manager in Windows 10 using Group Policy Editor

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In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to disable the Task Manager using the Local Group Policy Editor on your Windows 10 computer.

Step 1: Open the Local Group Policy Editor on your computer. For this, search for “gpedit.msc” in the Start menu and click on the app to open it.

Step 2: In the Local Group Policy Editor, go to the following location:

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

Step 3: On the right side, you will see a policy named “Remove Task Manager”.

Step 4: Double-click on the “Remove Task Manager” and in the window that appears, click the “Enabled” option and save the settings by clicking the “Ok” button.

Once you have followed these steps, the Task Manager application will no longer be available. The shortcuts for opening the app, including Ctrl + Shift + Esc keys.

The option in the context menu of the taskbar will also be disabled. Trying to opening the app through other means will throw an error message saying “Task Manager has been disabled by your administrator.”

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