To remove the shutdown button:
- Press the Windows Key, type
gpedit.msc, press Enter.
- In the Local Group Policy Editor, open Computer Configuration – Windows Settings – Security Settings – Local Policies – Security Options.
- Find Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on, double click it and select disabled – now the shutdown button will be gone.
To remove the Ease of Access button:
- Press the Windows key and search for
- Right click the Command Prompt result and select Run as administrator (click Yes when prompted).
- Enter this command to forbid everyone to execute
cacls %windir%\system32\utilman.exe /C /D Everyone
Y when you're prompted.
Should you be getting an Access Denied error, change the ownership of
explorer . in the command to open browser in current location), then try running the command again.
You can also take ownership on the command line:
takeown.exe /A /F Utilman.exe
For Windows Home versions without Group Policy Editor, you can try the following, run
regedit.exe as administrator and find or add the following
a value of
enabled, a value of
If the value
ShutdownWithoutLogon is not there, just add it as a
DWord 32-Bit value.