How to disable shutdown option from start menu in Windows 2003/2008 server?

Sometimes, Windows VPS/Dedicated server clients shutdown their system by mistake and thenafter they cannot start it at their end. To avoid such circumstances, one can disable the shutdown option for the server. For that please refer the following steps:


  1. Click on Start → Run and type gpedit.msc then click on OK.

    Open Group Policy Editor


  2. It will open a Local Group Policy Editor window. Expand Administrative Templates under User Configuration.

    Go to Administrative Templates under User Configuration


  3. Now double click on Start Menu and Taskbar option from the right pane.

    Double Click on Start Menu and Taskbar Option


  4. Then, right click on Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate commands option and selcect Properties.

    Go to Properties of Remote and Prevent Access to the Shut Down, Restart, Sleep, and Hibernate Commands


  5. Now, from the setting wizard select Enabled option, click on Apply button and then click on OK.

    Select Enabled Option to Enable the Setting



  • 3 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to resolve an error which occurs while configuring MySQL service in WebsitePanel?

This article is about resolving an error occuring while configuring MySQL service in Website...

How to install Windows Updates / Patches on Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 OS?

You can follow these steps to install the latest windows updates and patches on Windows 2008 or...

How to install Node.Js on Windows Server?

Following steps will be helpful to install Node.Js on your windows server. Go to...

How to reset password of all Windows VPS Services?

In following, we advise our Windows VPS customers to reset all the passwords. Your Windows VPS...

How to Schedule a Task in Windows Server 2008 VPS?

Following article will guide you to schedule a task in Windows Server 2008 R2. Go to Start →...