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Win2K SP4 - Command Prompt Extensions always defaults to Disabled

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  • Win2K SP4 - Command Prompt Extensions always defaults to Disabled


    I'm new here, so I hope this is posted in the right place...

    My laptop is running Windows 2000 SP4. I would like for the Command Prompt Extensions to be enabled by default, but no matter what I do, they aren't.

    I've already ensured that the value EnableExtensions exists at both of the following locations:
    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor
    HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Command Processor
    and that in both cases, it is a DWORD value set to 1.

    I can enable the Extensions by manually invoking cmd.exe with the parameters "/e:on /k", and they work fine within that invocation, but as soon as I launch another cmd.exe window by any means, Extensions will be disabled in the new window.

    I'm at my wit's end here. On every other Windows 2000 machine I've ever used, setting the registry entries as above worked fine and caused the Extensions to be enabled by default.

    Please: anyone out there, tell me - is there any other reason why the Extensions might be forced to be disabled by default, and if so, how can I fix it?

    Thanks in advance,

    -- Jeff
    -- aka The Eternal Newbie