04 November 2015 on group policy, Azure

This week I wanted to disable Shutdown/Restart of our VMs in Azure. Come to find out, this is a user setting, not a machine setting.

Here’s how to setup a Group Policy so that it all works.

Our situation: User in domain ABC logs on to computer in domain XYZ. I wanted user specific policies to be applied only in domain XYZ. The specific policy was to disable the shutdown/restart ability. Obviously don’t want this to apply to computers in domain ABC (the users PC).

I created a new GPO in XYZ with the following…




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