Log On Shutdown Options - Remove or Restore

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How to Remove or Restore the Vista Log On Shutdown Options
Synopsis
This will show you how to remove or restore the red box shutdown options from the Log On screen in Vista.
How to Remove or Restore the Vista Log On Shutdown Options

information   Information
This will show you how to remove or restore the red box shutdown options from the Log On screen in Vista. By default, the shutdown options are available in the log on screen.
Note   Note
If the shutdown options are removed from the log on screen, then users will not be able to shutdown or restart the computer unless they are logged on to Vista, or press the case power button or reset button.

EXAMPLE: Log On Screen with Shutdown Options Restored or Removed
Default_Log_On.jpg Log_On_Screen_removed.jpg




OPTION ONE
Through Local Security Policy

1. Open the Local Security Policy editor.​
2. In the left pane, click on the arrow to the left of Local Policies to expand it. (See screenshot below step 4)​
3. In the left pane, click Security Options.​
NOTE: It may take a short moment for it to open in the right pane.​
4. In the right pane, right click on Shutdown: Allow system to be shut down without having to log on and click Properties.​
Local_Security_Policy.jpg

5. To Restore the Log On Shutdown Options
A) Dot Enable and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 6)​
B) Go to step 6.​

6. To Remove the Log On Shutdown Options
A) Dot Disable and click on OK.​
Properties.jpg

7. Close the Local Security Policy window. Your done.​
8. Log off to see the changes.​



OPTION TWO
Using a REG File Download

1. To Restore the Log On Shutdown Options
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Restore_LogOn_Shutdown_Options.reg
download

B) Go to step 3.​

2. To Remove the Log On Shutdown Options
A) Click on the Download button below to download the file below.​
Remove_LogOn_Shutdown_Options.reg
download

3. Click on Save, and save the .reg file to the Desktop.​
4. Right click on the downloaded .reg file and click on Merge.​
5. Click on Run, Continue (UAC), Yes, and then OK when prompted.​
6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.​
7. Log off to see the changes.​






OPTION THREE
Manually in Registry Editor

1. Open the Start Menu.​
2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.​
3. Click on Continue in the UAC prompt.​
4. In regedit, go to: (See screenshot below)​
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
Reg1.jpg

5. In the right pane, right click on shutdownwithoutlogon and click on Modify. (See screenshot above)​
6. To Restore the Log On Shutdown Options
A) Type 1 and click on OK. (See screenshot below step 7)​
B) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot above)​
C) Go to step 8.​

7. To Remove the Log On Shutdown Options
A) Type 0 (number zero) and click on OK.​
Modify0.jpg

B) The registry will now look like this. (See screenshot below)​
Reg2.jpg

8. Close regedit.​
9. Log off to see the changes.​

That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited:
Shawn Brink

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