Server 2012 R2. Remove Shutdown Button from Start Menu

Isaias Perez
Isaias Perez used Ask the Experts™
So i recently deployed a new Server / Domain. I created an OU called Employees. Where in group policy can i disable the shutdown option within the start menu. I would like them to be able to reboot their PCs but not shut them down at night.
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Should be in User Configuration > Admin Templates > Start Menu & Taskbar
Here is a Microsoft doc explaining that process:

Here is a video detailing how to create a GPO for that restriction

Hope these help.
Isaias PerezLAN / PC Analyst 4


I want to allow my users to restart their machines but not turn them off via Group Policy. The video depicts how to restrict desktop icons.

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