The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator

Posted by Muhammed Posted on Saturday, March 31, 2012


Due to the restrictions placed in Registry when you attempt to run CMD.exe or a batch file, you may receive the message "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator".   Try the below step to solve the problem.

  1. Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
  2. In the right-pane, double-click DisableCMD and set its data to 0
Click Start, Run and type or copy this command exactly as given below then click on ok.

REG add HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System /v DisableCMD /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f