How to disable the Windows Command Prompt
The command prompt window in the Windows operating system can be disabled by following the steps below.
Note: To follow the steps listed below, you'll need administrator rights and have access to the Microsoft Windows Group Policy editor.
- In Windows Vista and later, click Start and type gpedit.msc in the Windows Search box, then press Enter.
- In Windows XP and earlier, click Start and select Run. In the Run box, type gpedit.msc and press Enter.
- In the Group Policy window, browse to the User Configuration\Administrative Templates and highlight the System folder.
- In the System folder, double-click "Prevent access to the command prompt."
- Change the Setting to Enabled, then click Ok.
When entering the command prompt, you should now receive a message similar to the example below.
The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator.
Press any key to continue.
If you want to re-enable this feature, follow the above steps. However, instead of setting the option to "Enabled," change it to the default setting of "Not configured."