Opening Command Prompt on a Restricted User Account





Introduction: Opening Command Prompt on a Restricted User Account

Restricted accounts holding back your programming abilities?
School, College or Work got hold of you and you want to fight back?
Is your IT technician laughing over caviar at your restricted expense?
Then look no further, TheKnight is here.

This Instructable is for research and information purposes only. I therefore hold NO responsibility for the misuse or mistreatment or the information detailed here. Different establishments have rules and restrictions in place for a reason. They also have different ways of dealing with rule breakers, not to mention how magistrates deal with LAW BREAKERS!

Step 1: Hmmm, I'm Intruiged...

Firstly, this can be done on any Microsoft Office tool, however I will be using Microsoft Word 2007, as it is the most common.

Also, to my knowledge it works on Windows 95 upwards.

OK, start up Microsoft Word.

Next select 'Insert' and then 'Objects'.

Step 2: Objects? WHAAAAA!?!?

Ok so now you should have a screen that looks slightly like the one in the picture. Click on the 'Create from File' tab.

Next type the file name as 'cmd.exe' and make sure you check the boxes 'link to file' and 'display as icon'.

This should form a small icon on the word document named cmd.exe.

Click the icon and Command Prompt should open.

Step 3: And That's It!

The reason this works is that the 'run' box will be restricted, but command prompt can't be, seeing as that so many programs use command line to work.

To my knowledge (though i'm not sure), this method is called 'Object Bending' and was used on older computers to link Powerpoint, Excel and other Microsoft Office documents together.

This method can also be used to run other programs in system32, for example: notepad, sound recorder etc. or from any other folder.

Hope this widened your knowledge about programming.



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If this method does not work download a zip file off of the internet with a notepad document inside. Open the notepad document and type in " and save the file as "command.bat" (no quotations). Run the file and done!

my school insured that i cant execute or run batch files or programs

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Yeah same

We don't even have Word on our computers!!!

when you realise your school actually secured all the .bat files and stop people from opening the command prompt through another database -_-

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true but you can bypass it useing system32...go to files then serch for system 32

true but you can bypass it useing system32...go to files then serch for system 32

Welp. my school has actually disabled CMD for my user.. yeah.

would it work to make a bat file that has start cmd.exe /k? doesn't work at my school. So i use a different method.

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What method did you use?

Ok great so I did all that and it worked except somehow even when command prompt opened it said it was blocked by admin to use

If this doesn't work then instead add .bat instead of .exe
This is the only way I've been able to use cmd

i attempted this at a school within the Charlotte meck district, upon completion, i given a message saying that cmd.exe had not been found, and i know thats bs because i saw the network admin access the cmd on the same terminal..i require aid on how to run the cmd with limited user access....note that non admin users oon the whole cms network cannot access cmd, tskmngr, or close backkground prossecess to decrease memory and disk usage.

Try this Instructable if you cant get this to work:

No theyre just blocking the whole file from being used, not just the shortcut. Download this file: (I made it, no viruses) and click run.  It is a command prompt that should work.  (Some of the commands will be blocked though.

It should work on XP, that's where I first learned how to do it. Maybe you missed a step. Try it again and let me know how it goes :)

I'm at the public library and tried this, but it says it failed due to the restrictions blah blah all that stuff that makes you think people are stupid. what do i do?