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

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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CrazyOneCommented:
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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CrazyOneCommented:
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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CrazyOneCommented:
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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hamiltaaAuthor Commented:
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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hamiltaaAuthor Commented:
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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CrazyOneCommented:
Click on the Security tab first. I forgot to mention that sorry. :>)
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CrazyOneCommented:
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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hamiltaaAuthor Commented:
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.

Aaron
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