How to disable DEP on windows 2012R2

Modified on Tue, 23 Aug 2016 at 07:41 PM


CPM is failed to managed accounts with the following error message:
CACPM243W Failed to read from third party log file. Error: The system cannot find the file specified


Data Execution Prevention (DEP) preventing the CPM from running a 3-Party utilities such as PMTerminal, CScript and more.


To disable DEP follow these steps:

  1. Login to Windows with a user account that has administrative privileges,
  2. From a DOS command line run the command "> bcdedit.exe",
  3. Confirm the default value for the "nx" parameter. If it is OptIn then DEP is enabled,
  4. Disable DEP by setting the "nx" parameter to "AlwaysOff" using the command "> bcdedit.exe /set nx AlwaysOff",
  5. Rerun the command in step 2 above and verify that the "nx" parameter is set to "AlwaysOff",

Reboot the system to ensure that the "nx" parameter setting takes effect and DEP is disabled.

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