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10.5: Remove Shut Down from the Apple menu
Authored by: fizzboy on Nov 16, '09 01:54:06PM

You don't need an OS X server to use MCX policy on your Macs.

http://managingosx.wordpress.com/2008/02/07/mcx-dslocal-and-leopard/

Feel free to Google around for more info.

Using local MCX policy, you can use Workgroup Manager to manage nearly any setting, including access to the shut down menu items. If, for some reason, you just really don't want to use local MCX, you can write the values directly into the appropriate preference files:

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow ShutDownDisabled -bool true
sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow ShutDownDisabledWhileLoggedIn -bool true

Log out and log back in to see your changes.



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10.5: Remove Shut Down from the Apple menu
Authored by: donpardo on Nov 17, '09 07:33:32AM

Don't those preferences control the login window rather than the Apple menu?



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10.5: Remove Shut Down from the Apple menu
Authored by: donpardo on Nov 17, '09 07:52:28AM

I've tested these commands. They neither remove nor disable the shutdown command from the Apple Menu.



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