Monday, January 28, 2008

Remove Shut Down button on Windows Server 2003

We recently assisted a client that has slowly moved from having staff in an office setting to most of them being virtual. Since they are doing away with their large office and instead going to a small office without the availability of a small server room we needed to move them to a data center. Part of the move required that we allowed access to their accounting data and software which has always resided on a machine in their office. We installed all software successfully on a Windows Server 2003 Standard machine however we wanted to make sure they don't hit Shutdown when logging off through the Start Menu since all accounting work will now be performed through a Remote Desktop connection. It is a simple registry addition as indicated below.

Key Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Name: NoClose
Value: 1


Dom said...

Would this affect everyone including the admin, or just the users that are using remote desktop to get in?

Joseph said...

Sorry for the extremely late follow-up been getting behind on updating comments on all my blogs. This entry is actually off and has been corrected to update the button removal for everyone, including Administrators.