How To Prevent Windows Users From Using Shutdown Option

by Rohit Khurana on August 12, 2011

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Sometimes, due to some of your constantly running application you do not want to shut down your computer for many days. Now if you are sharing that computer with your friends then there are chances that even after telling them they might shutdown your computer accidentally. But we have a solution for this with the help of which you can disable the option of Shutdown, Hibernate, Restart and Sleep in Start Menu. These options will disappear if they have not logged into administrator account.

We are mentioning about any tool, rather we will tell you that how you can disable the option by yourself from your Windows OS only. Just follow the steps mentioned below and then you will be able to do the needful.

Step 1
Go to Start Menu and in the search text filed type ‘mmc’ as mentioned in the snapshot below.

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Step 2
Now, you can see an application window, wherein you will have to go to File and click ‘Add/Remove Snap-in’ as mentioned and highlighted in the snapshot below.

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Step 3
Another window will be opened and then you can see an option named ‘Group Policy Object’, add it to the right column for the selected Snap-in (necessary button have been highlighted).

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Step 4
Now another window will appear and there you can rename the Group Policy Object. Click browse to allocate this policy to a certain type of profiles.

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Step 5
Now another window will appear and there you will have to press User tab to select the type of users. You can choose ‘Non-Administrator; type and then click ‘OK’ on both the windows (the one in which you are currently working and the previous one of Local Computer).

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Step 6
Now you will reach back to the Console Window, where on left side pan you are supposed to navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar, this has been highlighted in the snapshot also.

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Step 7
Now under this folder choose an option named Remove and Prevent Access to Shutdown, Hibernate, Restart and Sleep.

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Step 8
Now on the right side column, select the ‘More Options’ under ‘Remove and prevent access to’ and then click ‘Edit Option’ as highlighted below in the screenshot.

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Step 9
Now another window will be opened, where you will just have to enable this feature and then click OK.

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That’s now when any Non-admin user will open the start Mau then he or she will not found any option to shut down your computer. Please let us know if you face any issue while following the steps.

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

utkarsh August 13, 2011 at 10:32 am

but in my pc it does not show the ‘Group Policy Object’.

Ricardo August 15, 2011 at 11:31 pm

Grate article.

@utkarsh which version of windows are you running (home/professional?)

@Abhinav is there any way to allow non-administrator users to install Windows Updates?. This is for user under the Power Users group with no Domain.

Thanks

sanjay kumar jha August 17, 2011 at 10:43 am

thanks
it will help me

A. S. COHEN August 19, 2011 at 1:04 pm

How To Prevent Windows Users From Using Shutdown Option

About this issue I have a question : if some one will press and hold the on/off knob for 8 seconds– the computer will shut down !! so we did not achieve the goal !!!

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