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Run Command - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable "Run" Command Dialog Box in Windows
Published by Brink
27 May 2010
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How to Enable or Disable "Run" Command Dialog Box in Windows

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This wiil show you how to enable or disable the Run command dialog box for all users in Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8.


When Run is disabled:
  • Users will not be able to open the Run command box.
  • The Customize Start Menu option to add or remove Run from the Start Menu is removed in Vista or Windows 7.
  • The New Task (Run) command is removed from Task Manager.
  • Users will be blocked from entering the following into the Internet Explorer Address Bar:
    • A UNC path: \\<server>\<share>
    • Accessing local drives: e.g., C:
    • Accessing local folders: e.g., \temp>

EXAMPLE: Run command (Windows + R)
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EXAMPLE: Message a User will See when Run is Disabled
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OPTION ONE
To Enable or Disable "Run" using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Run Command Dialog Box
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Enable_Run_Command.reg
download
2. To Disable Run Command Dialog Box
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Disable_Run Command.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC-Windows 7/8) or Continue (UAC-Vista), Yes, and OK.

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

7. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.





OPTION TWO
To Enable or Disable "Run" using a BAT File Download
1. To Enable Run Command Dialog Box
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Enable_Run_Command.bat
download
2. To Disable Run Command Dialog Box
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 3 below.
Disable_Run Command.bat
download
3. Save the .bat file to the desktop.

4. Right click or press and hold on the downloaded .bat file, and click/tap on Run as administrator.
5. If prompted, click on Run.
NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

6. Log off and log on, or restart the computer to apply.

7. When finshed, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.



OPTION THREE
To Enable or Disable "Run" using 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, and Start Menu and Taskbar. (See screenshot below)
-gpedit-1.jpg
3. In the right pane, right click on Remove Run from Start Menu and click on Edit. (See screenshot above)

4. To Enable Run Command Dialog Box
A) Select (dot) either Not Configured or Disabled, and go to step 6 below. (See screenshot below step 6)
5. To Disable Run Command Dialog Box
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and go to step 6 below. (See screenshot below step 6)
6. Click on OK. (See screenshot below)
-gpedit-2.jpg
7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor window.
That's it,
Shawn




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