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How do you Disable the Help Button When Shutting Down Windows XP

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I'm trying to lockdown Windows XP.  Using the registry editor and policy editor, I've taken care of pretty much everything.  I have one problem though.  When I click Start, Shutdown a window pops up called "Shut Down Windows".  This window has a help button and by clicking on it, I'm able to hyperlink to the event viewer where I can delete log files.  I know it probably won't happen, but I'd like to remove the feature anyway.

Does anyone know if there is no way to remove the button outright?

If not, maybe I could restrict access to the help file the button points to. Does anyone know how to determine which help file this button points to?

Thanks in advance,

Aaron
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by:CrazyOne
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Interesting don't think the button can be disabled directly. One would probably need to modify system files to get this to happen.
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This might work

Right click on C:\Windows\system32\config
Select Properties
Click on the Advanced button
Double Click on the Everyone name
Click on Deny on Delete Subfolders and files
Click on Deny on Delete
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Or

HOW TO: Take Ownership of a File or Folder in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308421&sd=tech

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove File and Folder Permissions in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308418
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by:hamiltaa
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Thanks for the comments.  When I click on the Advanced button, I don't see the Everyone name.  All I get is an Advanced Attributes window with two check boxes under "Archive and Index Attributes" and two check boxes under "Compress or Encrypt Attributes".

Anymore ideas?

Thanks,
Aaron
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by:hamiltaa
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Thanks for the comments.  When I click on the Advanced button, I don't see the Everyone name.  All I get is an Advanced Attributes window with two check boxes under "Archive and Index Attributes" and two check boxes under "Compress or Encrypt Attributes".

Anymore ideas?

Thanks,
Aaron
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by:CrazyOne
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Click on the Security tab first. I forgot to mention that sorry. :>)
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First I would suggest practicing this on a test folder and files just so you get the hang of what it does and test how it works.
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by:hamiltaa
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I couldn't disable it using the security settings, but I figured out an acceptable solution.  So if you're interested, here it is:

There are only two links available when I use the help button, so I figured out which help files they were pointing to by clicking on the links and right clicking on the blue bar at the top of the window.  A menu appears and I selected the "Jump to URL" option.  This gave me the file name for both files: pwrmn.hlp and rrc.chm

Then I went to C:\Windows\Help where the two files are located and I renamed them to old_pwrmn.hlp and old_rrc.chm.  Now I get an error when I try to click through those links.  It's not optimal, but it will do.

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