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How to change who can shutdown the computer from Registry

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    How to change who can shutdown the computer from Registry


    Hi folks,

    I was woundering if somebody here knows how to specify which users can shutdown the computer from registry.

    Using the local group policy this setting would be: Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Local Settings -> User Rights -> Shutdown the Computer

    By default Administrators, Backup Operators and Users. The problem is that I need to change this settings form a script and I don't know where to look for it in the registry. I was thinking of using the reg add command in the script but I don't know what to change.

    I tryed to use a program called regshot to analyse change to registry, so I made the change on Group policy and then looked at the changes but came to no conclusion.

    Thanks for any help.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Ricardo,

    You might see if you may be able to use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for this. That way you could do it by running a command.

    Shut Down Computer - Allow or Prevent Users and Groups - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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