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CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Task Manager

How to Add or Remove Task Manager from the CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
Published by Brink
11 Feb 2010
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How to Add or Remove Task Manager from the CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen


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This will show you how to add or remove the Start Task Manager option in the Windows 7 CTRL+ALT+DELETE screen for all users on the computer.


EXAMPLE: CTRL+ALT+DEL screen
NOTE: This is when you press CTRL+ALT+DEL with Start Task Manager added by default (left screenshot below), and removed (right screenshot below).
CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Task Manager-task_manager_added.jpg

CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Task Manager-task_manager_removed.jpg




OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Add Task Manager to CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Add_Task_Manager_CTRL+ALT+DEL.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Remove Task Manager from CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Remove_Task_Manager_CTRL+ALT+DEL.reg
download
3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes, Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Through the Local Group Policy Editor
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, and Ctrl+Alt+Del. (See screenshot below)
CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen - Add or Remove Task Manager-task_mananger_group_policy.jpg
3. In the right pane, right click on Remove Task Manager and click on Edit. (See screenshot above)

4. To Add Task Manager to CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled. (See screenshot below step 6)

B) Go to step 6.
5. To Remove Task Manager from CTRL+ALT+DEL Screen
A) Select (dot) Enabled. (See screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn






15 Mar 2011   #1
dannycc

Windows 7 Ultimate x84 (32 Bit)
 
 

I don't have "User Configuration" in my "Local Group Policy Editor" can you help me? And is there any way to enable this just for admins?

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15 Mar 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Danny,

You should. Double check to see if you may have just missed it. If you don't, then please post a screenshot of your gpedit.msc window.

In the mean time, you can do OPTION ONE instead to do the same thing.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2011   #3
dannycc

Windows 7 Ultimate x84 (32 Bit)
 
 

Sorry I was looking in the Local Security Policy Editor lol
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15 Mar 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

LOL, no problem. Don't you love it when that happens.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Nov 2013   #5
ydbydb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can this done frome visual basic please ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Nov 2013   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ybydb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes, you should be able to add and set the same registry values in the .reg files in this tutorial with Visual Basic.

How to: Create a Registry Key and Set Its Value in Visual Basic

How to: Set Values in Registry Keys in Visual Basic

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Nov 2013   #7
ydbydb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi Shawn

Thanks for the quick reply. Is this also valid for local group policy please ?

Regards, Yvan

I meant: the code you are referring to is reading registy values but doesn't seem to work with local group policy...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Nov 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes. You would just need to look up the registry key and values for the group policy to do so.

Group Policy Search
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