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shutdown options

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by N0mad, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. N0mad

    N0mad Flightless Bird

    Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user, shutdown,
    restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched thru
    the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any ideas??
     
  2. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    Create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop.
    http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut.php
    http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316


    "N0mad" <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:B61ED2B6-0584-4ABB-BA1F-9624ADA97F6F@microsoft.com...
    >
    > Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    > shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user, shutdown,
    > restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched
    > thru
    > the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any ideas??
     
  3. N0mad

    N0mad Flightless Bird

    A desktop shortcut wouldn't work for the situation I need this for. I'm
    hoping there is a way to simply set the option to always be "shutdown" by
    default.

    "Bob" wrote:

    > Create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop.
    > http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut.php
    > http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316
    >
    >
    > "N0mad" <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:B61ED2B6-0584-4ABB-BA1F-9624ADA97F6F@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > > Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    > > shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user, shutdown,
    > > restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched
    > > thru
    > > the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any ideas??

    >
    > .
    >
     
  4. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    N0mad wrote:
    > A desktop shortcut wouldn't work for the situation I need this for.
    > I'm hoping there is a way to simply set the option to always be
    > "shutdown" by default.


    Any particular why a shortcut won't work? If you use...

    C:/WINDOWS\system32\shutdown.exe -s -t 00

    as the shortcut's target, clicking the shortcut will always shut down
    without any delay. Easier than clicking "Start", "Turn off computer...".

    dadiOH

    > "Bob" wrote:
    >
    >> Create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop.
    >> http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut.php
    >> http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316
    >>
    >>
    >> "N0mad" <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:B61ED2B6-0584-4ABB-BA1F-9624ADA97F6F@microsoft.com...
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start,
    >>> then shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off
    >>> user, shutdown, restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say
    >>> shutdown. I searched thru
    >>> the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any
    >>> ideas??
     
  5. George

    George Flightless Bird

    "N0mad" <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:8481A59E-C9A0-4B2F-8593-2AEDDF78364B@microsoft.com...
    >A desktop shortcut wouldn't work for the situation I need this for.
    >I'm
    > hoping there is a way to simply set the option to always be "shutdown"
    > by
    > default.
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >
    >> Create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop.
    >> http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut.php
    >> http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316
    >>
    >>
    >> "N0mad" <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:B61ED2B6-0584-4ABB-BA1F-9624ADA97F6F@microsoft.com...
    >> >
    >> > Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start,
    >> > then
    >> > shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user,
    >> > shutdown,
    >> > restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I
    >> > searched
    >> > thru
    >> > the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any
    >> > ideas??

    >>
    >> .
    >>

    see this :
    http://computersservicing.blogspot.com/2010/02/replace-shutdown-button-on-win-7-start.html
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    It is what you used last, keep using Shutdown and it won't change.

    N0mad wrote:

    > A desktop shortcut wouldn't work for the situation I need this for. I'm
    > hoping there is a way to simply set the option to always be "shutdown" by
    > default.
    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop.
    >>http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut.php
    >>http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316
    >>
    >>
    >>"N0mad" <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >>news:B61ED2B6-0584-4ABB-BA1F-9624ADA97F6F@microsoft.com...
    >>
    >>>Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    >>>shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user, shutdown,
    >>>restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched
    >>>thru
    >>>the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any ideas??

    >>
    >>.
    >>
     
  7. sanjacstudent12

    sanjacstudent12 Flightless Bird

    Are you wanting to restrict users from having other shutdown options? If so,
    is this a networked setting or on one machine?

    "N0mad" wrote:

    > Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    > shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user, shutdown,
    > restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched thru
    > the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any ideas??
     
  8. N0mad

    N0mad Flightless Bird

    This is a school setting. The user is locked into an application and cannot
    get to the desktop or other items in the Start menu. Just shutdown/restart
    buttons. XP Pro SP3 on a Novell network. It doesn't always stay the same as
    the last time used. That's what I thought at first but it changes. I just
    want the user to be able to shutdown the comp when finished using it, not
    restart or log off etc.

    "sanjacstudent12" wrote:

    > Are you wanting to restrict users from having other shutdown options? If so,
    > is this a networked setting or on one machine?
    >
    > "N0mad" wrote:
    >
    > > Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    > > shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user, shutdown,
    > > restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched thru
    > > the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any ideas??
     
  9. Bob

    Bob Flightless Bird

    Winkey(release) +U+U

    "N0mad" <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C4135613-6B51-4496-8778-2D2D3EFB86E4@microsoft.com...
    > This is a school setting. The user is locked into an application and
    > cannot
    > get to the desktop or other items in the Start menu. Just
    > shutdown/restart
    > buttons. XP Pro SP3 on a Novell network. It doesn't always stay the same
    > as
    > the last time used. That's what I thought at first but it changes. I
    > just
    > want the user to be able to shutdown the comp when finished using it, not
    > restart or log off etc.
    >
    > "sanjacstudent12" wrote:
    >
    >> Are you wanting to restrict users from having other shutdown options? If
    >> so,
    >> is this a networked setting or on one machine?
    >>
    >> "N0mad" wrote:
    >>
    >> > Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    >> > shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user,
    >> > shutdown,
    >> > restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I
    >> > searched thru
    >> > the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any
    >> > ideas??
     
  10. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:B61ED2B6-0584-4ABB-BA1F-9624ADA97F6F@microsoft.com,
    N0mad <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click
    > start, then shutdown? You can choose from the pull down
    > menu..log off user, shutdown, restart, stand by. I want to
    > set it to always say shutdown. I searched thru the
    > registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about.
    > Any ideas??


    Just create an icon and have it run shutdown.exe. /? as usual gives the
    switches for shutdown. There is even a way to force a shutdown if it's
    unattended.
    Twayne
     
  11. Twayne

    Twayne Flightless Bird

    In news:8481A59E-C9A0-4B2F-8593-2AEDDF78364B@microsoft.com,
    N0mad <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> typed:
    > A desktop shortcut wouldn't work for the situation I need
    > this for. I'm hoping there is a way to simply set the
    > option to always be "shutdown" by default.


    How so? It seems shutdown is shutdown. A shortcut gives you a 1-click access
    to it. I can't imagine any reason to have to go the start; shutdown; etc.
    route. Please educate me?

    Twayne

    >
    > "Bob" wrote:
    >
    >> Create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop.
    >> http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut.php
    >> http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316
    >>
    >>
    >> "N0mad" <N0mad@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:B61ED2B6-0584-4ABB-BA1F-9624ADA97F6F@microsoft.com...
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way to manage the options you get when you
    >>> click start, then shutdown? You can choose from the pull
    >>> down menu..log off user, shutdown, restart, stand by. I
    >>> want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched thru
    >>> the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure
    >>> about. Any ideas??

    >>
    >> .
     
  12. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    N0mad wrote:

    > Bob wrote:
    >
    >> N0mad wrote ...
    >>
    >>> Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    >>> shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user, shutdown,
    >>> restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched
    >>> thru
    >>> the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any ideas??

    >>
    >> Create a shutdown shortcut on your desktop.
    >> http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shutcut.php
    >> http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=316

    >
    > A desktop shortcut wouldn't work for the situation I need this for. I'm
    > hoping there is a way to simply set the option to always be "shutdown" by
    > default.


    Oh, you intend on doing something nasty to another user. Since you don't
    want to disclose your intention, or even spend the time to make up a story,
    we can contrive whatever might be your intention. It doesn't look like you
    intend to be nice.

    The shortcut mentioned could be on the desktop, in a toolbar in the Windows
    taskbar (or dragged out of the taskbar to snap to any side of the screen),
    or even used by a programmable key on your keyboard. In fact, many
    keyboards have a Sleep button. Go into Power Options in Control Panel and
    configure the Sleep button on your keyboard to do a shutdown. One keypress
    and Windows gets shutdown. No clicking on buttons and navigating menus and
    dialogs to eventually select to a shutdown.
     
  13. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    N0mad wrote:

    > sanjacstudent12 wrote:
    >
    >> N0mad wrote:
    >>
    >>> Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    >>> shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user,
    >>> shutdown, restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown.
    >>> I searched thru the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure
    >>> about. Any ideas??

    >>
    >> Are you wanting to restrict users from having other shutdown options?
    >> If so, is this a networked setting or on one machine?

    >
    > This is a school setting. The user is locked into an application and
    > cannot get to the desktop or other items in the Start menu. Just
    > shutdown/restart buttons. XP Pro SP3 on a Novell network. It doesn't
    > always stay the same as the last time used. That's what I thought at
    > first but it changes. I just want the user to be able to shutdown the
    > comp when finished using it, not restart or log off etc.


    Get Microsoft's TweakUI powertoy. To remove the logoff selection, go to the
    Explorer node and disable the "Allow logoff on Start menu". This will
    eliminate the Logoff entry both under the Start menu and in the Shutdown
    Windows dialog. If you cannot install TweakUI on this school host, use it
    on your own while monitoring for changes (like using InstallWatch or
    RegMon), not what registry item got changed, and then apply it to the school
    host.

    For the other entries, well, Google still works:

    http://www.google.com/search?q=+remove++restart++shutdown+dialog

    which found:

    http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-r...-options-from-start-menu-shutdown-dialog-box/

    Note that is a per-user policy setting. You didn't mention if all the users
    are sharing the same Windows account. If not, you'll have to log onto each
    account to make this change, or find its parent residing under the
    HKEY_USERS registry hive under the SID for each account (that has been
    logged on at least once to create the subkey for the account). For the
    non-Home editions of Windows, gpedit.msc lets you edit many policies;
    however, I didn't see this one (but I only twice scanned through all the
    settings so it might be there but then gpedit doesn't list all policies).

    Since these are policy settings, and if the school host is on a domain, you
    can push this policy when the user logs in. I later found the KB article at
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292504 that mentions the NoClose policy.

    If the web article mentioned above is correct, you lose the restart and
    logoff entries but you also lose the shutdown entry. So you would have to
    add a shortcut as mentioned in the other replies to run the shutdown.exe
    program. Or, instead of using a shortcut, you could go into the Power
    Options applet in Control Panel and define the Power button (on the system
    case) to perform a shutdown.
     
  14. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Then why not set "Power options" so "Power button" "Shuts down PC"?

    N0mad wrote:

    > This is a school setting. The user is locked into an application and cannot
    > get to the desktop or other items in the Start menu. Just shutdown/restart
    > buttons. XP Pro SP3 on a Novell network. It doesn't always stay the same as
    > the last time used. That's what I thought at first but it changes. I just
    > want the user to be able to shutdown the comp when finished using it, not
    > restart or log off etc.
    >
    > "sanjacstudent12" wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Are you wanting to restrict users from having other shutdown options? If so,
    >>is this a networked setting or on one machine?
    >>
    >>"N0mad" wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    >>>shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user, shutdown,
    >>>restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown. I searched thru
    >>>the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure about. Any ideas??
     
  15. N0mad

    N0mad Flightless Bird

    Thanks Vanguard, that did the trick. Thanks to all for their comments.

    "VanguardLH" wrote:

    > N0mad wrote:
    >
    > > sanjacstudent12 wrote:
    > >
    > >> N0mad wrote:
    > >>
    > >>> Is there a way to manage the options you get when you click start, then
    > >>> shutdown? You can choose from the pull down menu..log off user,
    > >>> shutdown, restart, stand by. I want to set it to always say shutdown.
    > >>> I searched thru the registry but didn't find anything that I felt sure
    > >>> about. Any ideas??
    > >>
    > >> Are you wanting to restrict users from having other shutdown options?
    > >> If so, is this a networked setting or on one machine?

    > >
    > > This is a school setting. The user is locked into an application and
    > > cannot get to the desktop or other items in the Start menu. Just
    > > shutdown/restart buttons. XP Pro SP3 on a Novell network. It doesn't
    > > always stay the same as the last time used. That's what I thought at
    > > first but it changes. I just want the user to be able to shutdown the
    > > comp when finished using it, not restart or log off etc.

    >
    > Get Microsoft's TweakUI powertoy. To remove the logoff selection, go to the
    > Explorer node and disable the "Allow logoff on Start menu". This will
    > eliminate the Logoff entry both under the Start menu and in the Shutdown
    > Windows dialog. If you cannot install TweakUI on this school host, use it
    > on your own while monitoring for changes (like using InstallWatch or
    > RegMon), not what registry item got changed, and then apply it to the school
    > host.
    >
    > For the other entries, well, Google still works:
    >
    > http://www.google.com/search?q=+remove++restart++shutdown+dialog
    >
    > which found:
    >
    > http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-r...-options-from-start-menu-shutdown-dialog-box/
    >
    > Note that is a per-user policy setting. You didn't mention if all the users
    > are sharing the same Windows account. If not, you'll have to log onto each
    > account to make this change, or find its parent residing under the
    > HKEY_USERS registry hive under the SID for each account (that has been
    > logged on at least once to create the subkey for the account). For the
    > non-Home editions of Windows, gpedit.msc lets you edit many policies;
    > however, I didn't see this one (but I only twice scanned through all the
    > settings so it might be there but then gpedit doesn't list all policies).
    >
    > Since these are policy settings, and if the school host is on a domain, you
    > can push this policy when the user logs in. I later found the KB article at
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/292504 that mentions the NoClose policy.
    >
    > If the web article mentioned above is correct, you lose the restart and
    > logoff entries but you also lose the shutdown entry. So you would have to
    > add a shortcut as mentioned in the other replies to run the shutdown.exe
    > program. Or, instead of using a shortcut, you could go into the Power
    > Options applet in Control Panel and define the Power button (on the system
    > case) to perform a shutdown.
    > .
    >
     

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