Windows XP - Command Prompt disabled by the administrator

December 2016


I'm getting the following message:
(C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.. 

The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator. 

Press any key to continue ... 


  • Under Windows XP Pro:
  • Start > Run > Type gpedit.msc
  • User Configuration > Administrator accounts > System > uncheck "disable access to the command prompt.

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