19 August 2010

Error 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. 
Method 1: Using the console registry tool
Click StartRun and type this command exactly as given below: (better - Copy and paste)

Method 2: Using Group Policy Editor in Windows XP
Navigate to

User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ System

Double-click the Prevent access to the command prompt

then Disable or set the policy to Not Configured

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