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    Default How to password protect Windows shutdown process?

    How do I set a Windows shutdown password?

    The system in question is running Windows XP Embedded 5.1.2600 SP3. Like any system, it can be set to ask for a password when starting up before the user can access the system. But I have no need to do that. Is it possible to set it so it requires a password to shut down when someone tries to restart it or shut it down by means of selecting from the shutdown options in the start menu?

    The system is for guest use at my workplace. The problem is that people sometimes shut it down out of habit and that somehow causes something to mess up that the boss has to have one of his employees at another property come over here to fix it. If a shutdown password could be set, that would put a stop to the problem.

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    1 Way is to Rename " shutdown.exe " in windows\system32 then if you want to shut down your PC you have to goto the run command and type in windows\system32\newshutdownname.

    Though I m not sure, this process will or will not make any effect on Other area/processes in PC.

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    There is 1 more way change the users that are allowed to shut down the PC by using " gpedit.msc ". Although that means to shut down the PC you will have to log off the user that can't then log on as a user who can and then shut it down.

    For setting Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment -> Shut Down the System

    enjoy!!

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    Any software to do it?

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    Thanx for the tips! Passing on all that info to the boss

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    Is that trick working properly ??

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    @Matrix

    No.. i dont know any software !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kamleshk View Post
    Is that trick working properly ??
    Just checked, apparently, the boss decided to just fix the shutting down messes up the internet problem instead of doing both that and setting it so it guests can't shut it down. Oh well.

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