Removing shutdown from Windows XP SP3 machines

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We need to remove the shutdown button from all windows xp sp3 machines on the network. We want to replace it with log off. If the users run shutdown –s I want it to not work and alert an administrator. Can this be done?
ASKED: August 9, 2010  9:02 PM
UPDATED: August 10, 2010  4:58 AM

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Tweaking registry settings can produce unintended results. Always back up the system before using the Registry Editor.

Go to Run > Regedit > My Computer > HKEY_Current_User > Software > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Policies > Exploerer

On right side right click > New Key > DWORD Value and type “NoClose” (without quote) > Modify > and on Value Data type 1 and exit from regedit

Now it doesn’t show the Shutdown option.

The first three settings determine what actions XP takes when the system fails. You can have it write an event to the System log, send an administrative alert on the network, and/or automatically restart. The option Write An Event To The System Log corresponds to the registry value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\LogEvent

Whether the system can actually write useful information to the log depends on the nature of the failure, but it’s still a good idea to enable this option.

The Send An Administrative Alert option causes XP to broadcast a network message to members of the administrator’s group. This option corresponds to the registry value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\SendAlert

The Automatically Restart option causes XP to automatically reboot when the failure occurs, and corresponds to the registry value:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\CrashControl\AutoReboot

Hope it will work 4 u.

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