Shutdown and Restart Buttons In Windows 7

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    Remove Shutdown and Restart Buttons In Windows 7 - the How-To Geek



    Remove Shutdown and Restart Buttons In Windows 7


    Sometimes you might have a shared computer where you don’t want the users to be able to do a Shutdown or Restart. Today we take a look at using Local Group Policy Editor to remove those buttons from the Start Menu in Windows 7.
    Note: This process uses Local Group Policy Editor which is not available in Starter or Home versions of Windows 7.

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    Disable Shutdown, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Buttons
    To open Local Group Policy Editor, click on Start and type in gpedit.msc and hit Enter.
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    In Local Group Policy Editor navigate to User Configuration \ Administrative Templates \ Start Menu and Taskbar and double click on Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands.
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    Now you want to enable this setting and click Apply and Ok. You can leave a note to yourself in the comment box, which I find comes in handy when changing a lot of settings in Group Policy.
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    Now when you look at the Power options in the Start Menu, the only options available are Log off, Switch user, and Lock.
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    The setting goes into effect right away for all users of the machine. The button to turn off the computer if the user hits Ctrl+Alt+Del will be gone as well.



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