Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Windows 7: Disable Remote shutdown command

In case you want to get rid these shutdown initiated by administrators on your network to which your computer is connected. You will need to remove rights for administrators to shutdown your computer locally – but this will work only if they don’t have any server group policy applied on the network.
1. Open Start Menu >> Run and type secpol.msc and press Enter
2. Navigate to Local Polices >> User Rights Assignments and select
Force shutdown from a remote system
3. Double click the selected entry, you will see another windows to modify this policy rule
4. Select Administrators and click remove and press Ok,
5. That’s it, now on the network to which your computer is connected no one can remote shutdown on your computer

Step 1:

  1. Control panel-->Administrative tools-->Local/Domain Security Policy-->Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment -> Shutdown the System.
    • Add a local user who will be able to shutdown the computer
    • Remove all other users
Step 2:
For Windows 7 / Vista: Go to Start, in the Start Search type gpedit.msc and click Enter.
2. Write gpedit.msc in RUN Command.
3. Group Policy window will pop up from which choose User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu & Taskbar from the Left Panel as shown below.
4. Now on the Right Panel, double-click on Remove And Prevent Access To Shut Down Command.
5.A pop will appear set it to Enabled. Then you’ll notice that this will remove the shutdown option from the Start Menu and security dialog box. Now the system can be shutdown via the command prompt only.

6. Disable Shutdown From Command Prompt

Finally, you need to prevent people from going to the command prompt and simply typing in Shutdown.To do this here is the simple method.
Use Similar method as above but this time navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > System from the left menu and double-click on the Prevent Access To The Command Prompt policy from right pane and set it to Enabled.

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