Opening Command Prompt on a Restricted User Account

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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.

DISCLAIMER
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.
TheKnight

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26 Discussions

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BrianC430
BrianC430

3 years ago

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 "command.com and save the file as "command.bat" (no quotations). Run the file and done!

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sheperdm
sheperdm

4 years ago

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

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WinT10
WinT10

Reply 4 years ago

Yeah same

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Realcem
Realcem

4 years ago

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

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AntheasD
AntheasD

4 years ago

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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Sk8_0r_di3*
Sk8_0r_di3*

Reply 4 years ago

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

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Sk8_0r_di3*
Sk8_0r_di3*

Reply 4 years ago

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

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andrewh169
andrewh169

4 years ago

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

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P0513D0N
P0513D0N

4 years ago

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

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Doubleblades85

Command.com doesn't work at my school. So i use a different method.

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NeverG
NeverG

Reply 5 years ago

What method did you use?

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NeverG
NeverG

5 years ago

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

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akameliatk2001
akameliatk2001

5 years ago

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

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NickP3
NickP3

6 years ago on Introduction

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.

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Doubleblades85

Try this Instructable if you cant get this to work: https://www.instructables.com/id/CMD-Commander/step1/The-Script/

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sparx01
sparx01

11 years ago on Introduction

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

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Geek101
Geek101

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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theknight
theknight

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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 :)

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naruto 777
naruto 777

11 years ago on Introduction

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?