0509Enable Command Prompt Disabled Due to Virus

Message: "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator" 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".
This is caused by restrictions placed in Registry. DisableCMD value is set to 1 or via Group Policy.
To enable Command Prompt, try any of these methods:

Method 1: Using the console registry tool

  • Click Start, Run and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)
  • REG add HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System /v DisableCMD /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    Method 2: Edit the registry directly
  • Open Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) and navigate to:
  • [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System]
  • In the right-pane, double-click DisableCMD and set it's data to 0.

  • Method 3: Using Group Policy Editor
  • Click Start, Run, type gpedit.msc and click OK.
  • Navigate to User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ System.
  • Double-click the Prevent access to the command prompt.
  • You can then disable or set the policy to Not Configured. Disabling or setting this policy to Not Config.