How to Restrict Windows Users from Accessing Shutdown Options at Login Screen?

Long time back we posted an exclusive tutorial to remove Shutdown button from Login Screen in Windows:

How to Remove Shut Down Button from Windows Vista and 7 Login Screens?

In the above tutorial, we took help of our favorite tool "Resource Hacker" to modify a system file to remove shutdown button from logon screen.

Editing a system file is not an easy task for a normal Windows user. Also the method might not work in newer versions of Windows.

So today in this tutorial, we are going to share another easy way to remove/hide or disable Shutdown button from login screen. This tutorial will work in almost all Windows versions including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1.

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You'll not need to modify any system file in this tutorial, you just need to follow a few simple steps and it'll remove the shutdown button from login screen.

Thanks to our reader "Profess0r1011000" for sharing this excellent trick with us...

So without wasting time lets start the tutorial. There are 2 methods to remove the Shutdown button from login screen:

  • METHOD 1: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)
  • METHOD 2: Using Registry Editor (regedit.exe)

METHOD 1: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

1. Type gpedit.msc in RUN or Start search box and press Enter. It'll open Group Policy Editor.

2. Now go to:

Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> Security Options

3. In right-side pane, look for "Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on" option.

The option would be set to Enabled. Double-click on it and set it to Disabled.

Disable_Shutdown_without_Logon_Feature.png

Apply the changes and it'll immediately remove Shutdown button from login screen.

4. To restore shutdown button, again set the "Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on" option to Enabled.

METHOD 2: Using Registry Editor (regedit.exe)

If you don't want to use or can't use Group Policy Editor, you can take help of Registry Editor for the same task. Just follow these simple steps:

1. Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

3. In right-side pane, look for a DWORD shutdownwithoutlogon. Double-click on it and set its value to 0 as shown in following screenshot:

Remove_Shutdown_Button_Login_Screen.png

Restart or log off your system and shutdown button will get removed from login screen.

4. To restore shutdown button, change value of shutdownwithoutlogon to 1.

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Comments

  • Nice trick. Thanks VG.

  • Great, thanks.

  • Pls, How to rename Start Button win 7 without Using a prog.?

  • thanks. this is what I have looking for. Finally. I can only remove shutdown buttom before not in login screen. my brother shutdown the pc when I am downloading stuff even I remove the shutdown buttom. thank you for creating nice post.

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