Group Policy restrictions not removing the "Shutdown" button on 2003 Terminal Server

Posted on 2011-10-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I've followed the steps outlined in the mskb here and while it appears to have removed the 'Shutdown' and 'Reboot' drop down options from the Shutdown Dialog box, the 'Shutdown' button still appears on the Start Menu. How can I remove this?

I've added this policy from an SBS 2008 server using Group Policy Management to a Windows 2003 Terminal Server
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    by:Joseph Daly
    This will be the setting you want.

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    That is the key that i have enabled right now, but like i said, all it seems to do is remove the dropdown option for a shutdown or restart. i'd really like to remove the shutdown button from the start menu altogether and just give the user the option to disconnect.
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    Hmmm thats strange cause in the explanation it says

    "This setting removes the Shut Down option from the Start menu and disables the Shut Down button on the Windows Security dialog box, which appears when you press CTRL+ALT+DEL."

    Just for the heck of it if you create a new GPO with just this setting and apply it to a user does it take effect? Maybe test this not even on your terminal services but just a regular laptop.
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    by:Joseph Daly
    So i just tested that key in my local security policy on an XP machine using GPedit.msc

    When that key is enabled it immediately hid the shutdown from the start menu and the CTRL + ALT + DEL screen.

    Are there any other policies being applied that could negate this setting somewhere else?

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