How To Disable/Remove Shutdown From Windows 7 / Vista

Some people want to prevent others from shutting their computers off for their own reasons. Also, there are also some people who want to connect their computer to a server and don’t want it to shut down either. There is an easy way to help you get rid of the Shut Down option from the Start Menu, Command Prompt as well as the Task Manager.

Removing Shut Down From Start Menu and Task Manager

For Windows 7, go to the Start Menu. In the search bar, type gpedit.msc and hit “Enter”.

This opens up the Local Group Policy Editor window. In this window, you will see a number of different options. In this window, you want to select the “User Configuration” option, followed by “Administrative Templates”. The last option you want to choose is the “Start Menu and Taskbar”.

When you click on the Start Menu and Taskbar option, you will be presented with a list of options to choose from. Look at the right panel. Double-click on “Remove and Present Access to Shut Down Command”.

After double clicking on the option mentioned above, a pop-up will appear. Set this pop-up to “Enabled”. By default, it will be set to “Not Configured” but you want to click on the circle next to “Enabled”.

Remove Shut Down From Command Prompt

You have taken care of all aspects. You just have one thing left and that is to attend to the Command Prompt. You want to prevent people from going on the command prompt and typing in Shut Down. Here’s how to go about it.

Follow all the steps mentioned above up until “Administrative Templates”. Now, you want to click on “System” and click on the “Prevent Access to the Command Prompt” policy. Again, there will be a window that pops up and you want to set it to “Enabled”.

We hope that now you’ll be able to Disable / Remove Shutdown Feature From Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Image Courtesy: AddictiveTips