How to prevent Restart/Shutdow

ursus101

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Apr 7, 2010
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Hi!

Is is possible to prevent users to restart/shutdown a computer from the Apple menu in Mac OSX? Is it possible to create some kind of a special group that will have rights to restart/shutdown computer? I have a mac here with many users. From time to time people restart the computer without any particular reason disturbing work of others. I need to find a way to prevent user from doing it deliberately.

Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks!
 

ViViDboarder

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Jun 25, 2008
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Hi!

Is is possible to prevent users to restart/shutdown a computer from the Apple menu in Mac OSX? Is it possible to create some kind of a special group that will have rights to restart/shutdown computer? I have a mac here with many users. From time to time people restart the computer without any particular reason disturbing work of others. I need to find a way to prevent user from doing it deliberately.

Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks!
I'm pretty sure if someone isn't an admin they can't reboot a computer with other users logged in without knowing the admin password...

For example... When my account is logged in and I try to shut down from my gf's account on my iMac it asks me for my admin password to log off other users.
 

ursus101

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Apr 7, 2010
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I forgot to mention an important piece. Everyone has an admin account :-(. It means basically that everyone can eventually overcome my "block".

However, most people have no idea on administering Mac OSX. I thought of creating a special group that have all permissions like admin account except permission to restart/shutdown computer. Then to reassign people to that group. After this, people can continue doing whatever they do except restart/shutdown.
 

ViViDboarder

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Jun 25, 2008
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I forgot to mention an important piece. Everyone has an admin account :-(. It means basically that everyone can eventually overcome my "block".

However, most people have no idea on administering Mac OSX. I thought of creating a special group that have all permissions like admin account except permission to restart/shutdown computer. Then to reassign people to that group. After this, people can continue doing whatever they do except restart/shutdown.
Why do they need to have admin accounts? Can you just set them as non admin?
 

ursus101

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Apr 7, 2010
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Actually, they don't need admin accounts. Whoever created those accounts "ticked" an admin checkbox in Users Accounts. If I disable this now, I'll be shot right away. I want to do it in "silent" way. Next time they try to reboot I will ask "what for?".
 
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