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Shut Down - Enable or Disable Shut Down without Logging On

How to Enable or Disable Shut Down without Having to Log On
Published by Brink
28 Aug 2010
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How to Enable or Disable Shut Down without Having to Log On


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This will show you how to enable or disable all users to be able to shut down the computer without having to log on in Windows 7. This will add or remove the red shut down menu box in all Log on and Switch user screens.

You will need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do this tutorial.

EXAMPLE: Log On Screen with Shut Down Enabled and Disabled
Shut Down - Enable or Disable Shut Down without Logging On-enabled.jpg

Shut Down - Enable or Disable Shut Down without Logging On-disabled.jpg




OPTION ONE
Using a REG File Download
1. To Enable Shut Down without Having to Log On
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Shutdown_without_Logon.reg
download
B) Go to step 3.
2. To Disable Shut Down without Having to Log On
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Shutdown_without_Logon.reg
download
3. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file, and click on Merge.

5. Click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK when prompted.

6. When done, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



OPTION TWO
Manually in Registry Editor
1. Open the Start Menu, then type regedit in the search box and press Enter.

2. If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.

3. In regedit, navigate to the location below. (see screenshots below)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
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4. In the right pane, right click on shutdownwithoutlogon and click on Modify. (see screenshot above)

5. To Disable Shut Down without Having to Log On
A) Type 0 (number zero), and click on OK. (see screeshot below)
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B) Go to step 7.
6. To Enable Shut Down without Having to Log On
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Type 1, and click on OK. (see screeshot above)
7. Close regedit.



OPTION THREE
Through Local Security Policy
1. Open the Local Security Policy editor.

2. In the left pane, expand Local Policies, and click on Security Options. (see screenshot below)
Shut Down - Enable or Disable Shut Down without Logging On-secpol-1.jpg
3. In the right pane, right click on Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on and click on Properties. (see screenshot above)

4. To Disable Shut Down without Having to Log On
A) Select (dot) Disabled, and click on OK. (see screeshot below)
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B) Go to step 6.
5. To Enable Shut Down without Having to Log On
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Select (dot) Enabled, and click on OK. (see screeshot above)
6. Close the Local Security Policy window.
That's it,
Shawn



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14 Sep 2012   #1
alikhan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

NICe Tutorial


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21 Nov 2012   #2
webtax

xp and seven
 
 

hey, is there any way to change the default button behaviour? ( i need to set it to sleep by default)
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21 Nov 2012   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Webtax,

If you mean the red shut down button in the example screenshot in the tutorial, then you would need to click on the arrow and select sleep instead.

If you mean in Start Menu power button, then see: How to Change the Default Windows 7 Start Menu Power Button Action

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Mar 2014   #4
siramic

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
 
 

The gift that still keeps on giving Thank you Brink, this is exactly what I was looking for
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