Introduction: Opening Command Prompt on a Restricted User Account

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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...

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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!?!?

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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!

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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.


BrianC430 (author)2017-04-07

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!

sheperdm (author)2016-07-27

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

WinT10 (author)sheperdm2017-01-09

Yeah same

Realcem (author)2016-12-01

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

wiccan2 (author)2009-01-22

Also neither of these methods will work if the right restrictions are set.

jchar77 (author)wiccan22009-04-06

Yeah, but why don't you try this code (save as a bat file). It works for me:

@echo off
echo command provided by the courtesy of jchar77!
rem please don't remove this
set /P theuserinput=""
goto loopback

ErrolH4 made it! (author)jchar772016-11-24

Your awesome jchar77 -senpai wow it actually worked ... where did you learn this!!!

theknight (author)jchar772009-04-06

Yeah i could definately do that, but like i said: Batch files don't work on my college network, they have been blocked from being used. P.S. that code you just pasted just gave me an awesome idea for an instructable, do you mind if i use it and give you ultimate credit?

gonturan (author)wiccan22009-03-06

It is basically impossible to block command prompt from a person with enough brains. Both of these methods are blocked on my school computers, yet I can still get to command prompt.

theknight (author)wiccan22009-01-23

True, they won't, but I post this method because it IS A METHOD. If it doesn't work for you then try something else, I mean that's what real programming and hacking is all about right? If it doesn't work then try a different route, this is one of those roots.

AntheasD (author)2016-06-20

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

Sk8_0r_di3* (author)AntheasD2016-06-29

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

Sk8_0r_di3* (author)AntheasD2016-06-29

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

andrewh169 (author)2016-05-26

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

P0513D0N (author)2016-02-18

would it work to make a bat file that has start cmd.exe /k?

Doubleblades85 (author)2010-03-25 doesn't work at my school. So i use a different method.

NeverG (author)Doubleblades852016-01-25

What method did you use?

NeverG (author)2016-01-25

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

akameliatk2001 (author)2015-12-16

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

_Invariant_ (author)2015-09-18

Thank YOU!!!!!!!

NickP3 (author)2015-01-10

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.

Doubleblades85 (author)2010-03-25

Try this Instructable if you cant get this to work:

sparx01 (author)2009-06-03

i tried it on xp and IT DIDNT WORK!......Why?

Geek101 (author)sparx012009-11-20

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.

theknight (author)sparx012009-06-04

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 :)

naruto 777 (author)2009-08-23

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?

sparx01 (author)2009-07-07

it says it is blocked by the administrator

wax54 (author)2009-05-17

preety sure it is 2000 up

Psychic Master (author)2009-03-17

some schools sometimes make a new cmd program that runs the same command line and is specificly used to block the usage of restricted users

phant0m_sp00f3ra (author)2009-01-22

if you have notepad blocked, you can hit view source code in it and you can make a batch file that runs cmd.

Like i said to vertical fuzz.

theknight (author)2009-01-23

Your right that will do it, but my restrictions don't allow me to run batch files on our college system, so this is the only way to get it to work on our system.

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