Help - I have disabled my RUN line

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I'm setting up a kiosk machine for my company and I used gpedit to remove the RUN line. My intentions were to use the Windows key plus R to access the RUN line when needed. Now when logged in as a administrator I get the following error: "This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer." The "New Task (Run)" has also been removed from Task Manager.

Please note this is a freshly imaged machine with no infections. I would like too avoid re-imaging this machine.

Thank you in advance.
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gpedit is in the system32 folder.. can you change back the settings for the run command in the administrative templates folder?
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Can you open Regedit?

Try this util. Its a policy remover....


ee if you can open the RUN command back for now....

Do you have to the command prompt, or was that disabled too?


Yep, worked just fine. gpedit was located in the system32 folder.


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