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Is there a way to not allow shutting down of windows if people are logged in to the system?

UPDATE: The system I am running on is Windows 7 and it is a Workgroup

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You haven't mentioned which version of windows you are using? There is an option to modify the Local Security Policy that prevents 'normal' users from shutting down workstations.

Depending on your environment, it may be possible to apply this either locally on each PC or for it to be delivered via a Group policy, if part of a Domain.

The option in question, if available in your environment, can be found by running secpol.msc and navigating to:

Local Polices/User Rights Assignment/Shutdown The system

And removing the Group 'Users'

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However this disables shutting down as a whole for regular users, even if no other user is logged in. But it can indeed be a good workaround for the situation, with allowing only an "admin" account to do it, depending on the actual situation. –  Gnoupi May 25 '10 at 13:14
    
I have updated my question –  Starx May 26 '10 at 5:25
    
But which version and is it a Domain or Workgroup? –  Pulse May 26 '10 at 6:03
    
Lets say on a single computer, without a network. –  Starx Sep 11 '10 at 3:53

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