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Prevent Access to Command Prompt on Windows 8/8.1

Command Prompt is so powerful that you can use it to run Computer Management, hide or unhide files and folders, etc. Thus, it is reasonable for you to find a method to keep other people from accessing it in your PC. For your convenience, this article will show you how to prevent access to Command Prompt on Windows 8 computer.

Video guide on how to prevent access to Command Prompt on Windows 8:

Steps to prevent access to Command Prompt on Windows 8/8.1:

Step 1: Get into Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2: Find the System folder in User Configuration.

You can easily locate it, following the path of User Configuration/Administrative Templates/System.

Step 3: Go to edit the setting called "Prevent access to the command prompt".

Find Prevent access to the command prompt in the System folder, right-click it and choose Edit.

Step 4: Enable the setting.

In the following window, select Enabled and click OK.

Afterwards, you or any other user who accesses the cmd will see a message in the Command Prompt window which reads, "The command prompt has been disabled by your administrator."

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