There are many ways to shutdown Windows XP.
- Press WINDOWS key and press U twice to shutdown computer
- Go to START and click on TURN OFF COMPUTER and again click TURN OFF
- Press CTRL+ALT+DEL and select SHUTDOWN and click OK
- Go to START and press R to open RUN window. Type " SHUTDOWN –s " without double quotes to shutdown the computer
You have to login as ADMINISTRATOR to make any changes in the GROUP POLICY
Hold the WINDOWS key and press R or go to START and click on RUN to open RUN window. Type
" gpedit.msc " without double quotes and click OK or press ENTER key to open GROUP POLICY window.
Now in the right window double click on REMOVE LOGOFF ON THE START MENU and select ENABLE
Now just below REMOVE LOGOFF ON THE START MENU double click on REMOVE AND PREVENT ACCESS TO THE SHUTDOWN COMMAND and select ENABLE.
Now in the left window go to USER CONFIGURATION – ADMINISTRATIVE TEMPLATES double click on SYSTEM. In the right window PREVENT ACCESS TO THE COMMAND PROMPT and select ENABLE.
If you want to allow the person to shutdown who has already logged in. Go to COMPUTER CONFIGURATION – WINDOWS SETTINGS – SECURITY SETTINGS – LOCAL POLICIES and double click on SECURITY OPTIONS. In the right window double click on SHUTDOWN: ALLOW SYSTEM TO BE SHUT DOWN WITHOUT HAVING TO LOG ON and select DISABLED.