OS X :: How To Prevent Users To Restart / Shutdown

Apr 7, 2010

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.


OS X :: Can't Restart Or Shutdown In Snow Leopard If Other Users Are Logged In

Sep 1, 2009

This is a neat one. I found out last night that I cannot restart or shut down either of my Macs if my wife's account is still logged in. In order to perform either function, I have to log onto my wife's account and log it out before it will allow me to either restart or power down the computer.

If I try to do so while both accounts are logged in, I will get the usual prompt for an Admin name and password, but then it just won't go past that screen. The prompt just keeps coming up to enter the Admin info. Anyone else experiencing this, or have any recommendations?

I did an update install on both machines. I updated our iMac with a full retail copy, and the MBP I updated with an UTD disc. Perhaps doing a full erase and install is the answer? Or do you guys think it's just something buggy in SL?

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Power Mac :: After Suspension Of Hard Drive Activity, Unable To Restart It (must Shutdown And Restart)

Jun 22, 2012

when occurs a suspension of hard drive activity, manually or after a period of inactivity, this suspension seems to be incomplete (a ventilator continue to run) therefore my mac (power-mac G5, OS 10.4.11) is unable to restart, no possible action from the keyboard (I must shut down and restart)

PowerMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.4), & PowerBook (10.3.9)

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OS X :: How To Prevent Users From Running An App

Jul 7, 2009

here at school (where i also work in the IT depo), people have been Playing WoW(even staff members) when they are not supposed to(which is anytime). We have been able to combat it on windows in the form of software restriction polices, but have no solution for the macs.

Is there a way to block wow.app? or better yet also be able to block all .App's from an external drive?

I really dont want to use parental controls and select the dozens of other "ok" apps.

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OS X :: Prevent Users From Opening .dmg Files?

Feb 10, 2009

i'm the admin of a mac lab at my university. users use one specific user account - is there a way to prevent this user from opening .dmg files? people can run apps right from a mounted dmg and i've caught a couple of people trying to download torrents here. though they don't have permission to move an app into the applications folder, they can simply run it off the desktop.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Can't Force Shutdown When Other Users Logged In

Mar 29, 2012

My dad has a problem with the force-shutdown operation in that when prompted for an admin account's credentials, it does not recognise/accept his credentials, even 'tho they are correct. It also doesn't accept my credentials. Like the account my dad is using, I am also an admin user. To get around this problem, we have to log out the user who is logged in and then shutdown. 

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Intel Mac :: UPS Auto Shutdown With Multiple Users Logged In

Feb 3, 2012

How does this work? If I have more than one user logged in, the power goes out and the computer decides (based on the settings I have selected for UPS) to shut down, will it be able to complete the shutdown? When I do it manually I have to log out the other users.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 21" 2.5GHz i5

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OS X :: Mac Won't Restart Or Shutdown

May 30, 2009

I just started having some problems with my late 2006 24" iMac and they're still happening after updating to 10.5.7. I think the problem centers around Front Row because Disk Utility reports disk permission errors related to Front Row. Repairing permissions is reported as successful but the problem still persists. For whatever reason Front Row stopped working the other day. Nothing (Command-Escape, Rowmote ln my iPod Touch, etc...) would get it to launch. I tried reinstalling Front Row and no dice.

Then yesterday I had an instance where my iMac wouldn't restart of shut down. I was forced to hold the power button down to fix it. It happened again today. I couldn't restart or shutdown but everything else seemed to work except Front Row and there was a spinning beachball when I moved the mouse cursor to the top right-hand corner of the screen (where some of the menu items are). Before forcing a reboot by pressing the power button this time I thought to check the Console. Here's what I saw, essentially repeating, over and over:.....................

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Mac Pro :: Won't Restart Or Shutdown Without Force

Jul 15, 2009

So my Mac Pro (2008, 2.8ghz quad core) won't restart or shut down. It powers up just fine and has no other issues. If I want to restart it, then my only option is to hold down the power button. Here's a console log any ideas where the problem is?

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Mac Pro :: 2009 Not Restart Or Shutdown

Apr 1, 2010

my mac pro 8 core intermittently will not shut down or turn off. Happens about 20% time. When I tell it to shut down, the finder will quit, finder menu goes away, the dock will stay on the screen and the computer will not turn off. This happened right after I used bootcamp to install win 7 on a dedicated HHD. I was hoping upgrading to 10.6.3 will fix, but the problem still happens about 20% of times. I'm willing to re-format and re-install snow leopard if thats what it takes

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Shutdown Or Restart 10.7.4

May 12, 2012

after i upgrade to 10.7.4 i cant shut down or restart my mac

when i try it mac freees with its grey screen and actifity symbol

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MacBook :: Is Okay To Repeatedly Shutdown / Restart

Sep 30, 2010

i am a teacher in a school where we have been told that every student must shut down each MacBook or iMac when finished. It is not unusual for 6-8 classes a day to do this. I have said putting the MacBooks to sleep would be better for them. Some of the laptops are taking 5 minutes to restart. Can't find data from Apple to support my concerns.

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MacBook Air :: Hang On Shutdown And Restart?

Jun 25, 2008

It's been happening for a while now and I had hoped 10.5.3 would fix. When I choose to restart or shutdown, 90% of the time it hangs on grey screen after logging out and I have to hold down power button to shutdown. No apps hanging. Also have problem where when I open the cover to bring my MBA out of standby mode, I'll be presented with the logon screen. I'll type my password and my screen goes blank like it's gone back to sleep but the power light is fully lit. Have to close cover, wait till it goes on standby, then open cover to bring up password logon again. Should I reinstall OS X again?

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Windows On Mac :: How To Set OS X As Default On Restart / Shutdown

May 8, 2009

I installed Windows 7 on my iMac, and was wondering if there is a way to stop Windows from being the main OS that the computer defaults to on a restart/shutdown. I'd like OS X to be the default OS.

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OS X :: Unable To Shutdown Or Restart Macbook Pro (10.6.2)

Feb 15, 2010

I'm unable to shut down or restart my Macbook Pro (10.6.2) the problem only occurs when I have two users logged in. I type username and password as requested and hit shutdown or return and it just does nothing, the username and password box remains on the screen. I have just run Disk Warrior through the machine to no avail.

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MacBook Pro :: Unable To Shutdown Or Restart?

Mar 14, 2012

i buy Apple Macbook pro 13 inches and whenever i try to off it or restart it then i do not turn off,a gray screen comes and a circle start moving nothing more and then i hold power button to off it,but this is not the proper way to shutdown i am afraid if i daily use this method of shutdown then i lost my data?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: It Is Unable To Shutdown Or Restart On Its Own

Jun 27, 2012

Can someone help me? My imac is unable to shutdown or restart. I've tried to do a permissions check and it didn't help idk what to do. And it takes forever to start up occasionally it won't start up help me! My imac has a 2.8 ghz intel core 2 duo with 4 gb of memory and 500 gb hard drive. I'm doing this from my iPhone because safari is not working.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: MacBook Pro Will Not Restart Or Shutdown?

Jul 1, 2012

MacBook Pro will not restart or shut down

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IMac :: No Shut Down / Restart Or Logout Users

Nov 12, 2010

I often have an issue where my iMac won't shut down, restart or logout users. Basically, when I click Shut Down or Restart, the desktop icons disappear as if the computer's getting ready to shut down (the desktop wallpaper remains) and it just sits there and won't shut down. I have to hold down the power button on the back of the computer in order to get the computer to shut off. This often happens when I try to logout a user. I'd say this happens about 2/3 to 3/4 of my attempts to shut down or logout a user.

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Power Mac G5 :: Not Respond To Shutdown Or Restart Commands

Oct 6, 2007

I have had this problem for the last year but have worked around it by manually shutting down the system. My mac will not shutdown on command or restart during a program update or by going to the apple and trying g to restart. I have tried on numerous attempts to find a related topic but there is none to my knowledge.

Powermac G5 2.0 dual
Mac OS X (10.4.10)
3.5 gigs mem

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MacBook Pro :: 13" Hanging On Shutdown/ Restart?

Mar 24, 2010

whenever I use my macbook for some reason my MBP will hang on shut down when I use it for a while, and I have to do a hard shut down. but after I do the hard shut down I can restart it after that and it will be at the normal time.

Could it some how be related to my bell internet stick or extended time with out shutting down( 1-2 days on average)?

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Software :: Couldn't Shutdown, Restart, And Logout?

Mar 31, 2009

I couldn't eject external disk, searching on internet followed a suggestion to delete com.apple...trash.plist in home folder library/preferences.still didn't work and I restart the computer and it worked. I can eject the external disk. I continued browsing the internet for several hours. And when I wanted to shutdown I clicked the apple menu choose shutdown nothing came up, no dialog box. I tried the control+alt+command+eject didn't work either.

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Mac Pro :: Volume May Not Mount After Improper Shutdown Or Restart

Apr 10, 2012

my ipad has lost volume. This has happened before and I just plugged it into my computer and got volume back. This time it didn't work.

iPad, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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Intel Mac :: Cannot Restart Or Shutdown It From Apple Menu

Apr 18, 2012

Cannot Restart or Shutdown my iMac from the Apple menu.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Shutdown, Restart, Logout Does Not Work

May 1, 2012

I have MBP 15" 2011 running Lion 10.7.3. When I try to restart, shutdown, or logout it does nothing. No warnings and it doesn't freeze.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2011

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Mac Pro :: ITunes Causes Gray Screen On Shutdown / Restart

May 4, 2012

I recently noticed that when I shutdown/restart my MBP, i get stuck in a gray screen with spining wheel. I can't remember if and what i instaled, but I know that this problem happens when I open up ITunes and keep showing up even when I close/force quit manually ITunes.

Info:Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: Shutdown / Restart System - Stuck On Showing Desktop

Mar 8, 2008

I'm a rather new Mac user (it's been about 6 months since I bought my new aluminum iMac). Lately, I've been experiencing difficulties in shutting down my system, or even restarting it. I should probably note that I'm using 10.5.2 Sometimes, when I try to perform a system shutdown/restart, the OS gets to a point where only my desktop is shown but nothing happens (occasionally the beach ball keeps rolling, but not always).

At that point, (as far as I know) there's nothing I can do to restart/shutdown the system, besides pressing the "power" button for several seconds until the power goes down. When similar things happened on my old XP machine, I would just use CTRL ALT DEL and force quit all applications - until shutdown succeeds. There was never a scenario where I needed to cut the power in order to get the system to shut down. On OS X when this situation occurs, the CMD ALT ESC combo doesn't seem to work.

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Windows On Mac :: Cannot Open - Whenever Restart Or Shutdown And Turn On Back?

Sep 18, 2010

if this kind topic has been discussed before, i just have no time to check.
So i need your help ASAP.So yes i have bootcamp'ed my macbook to windows 7 34bit.
And i think i made a mistake during installing it.Well when given the partition, it was 4 partitions , i chose bootcamp partition, but unfortunately it cant be installed on it, so i tried to format the bootcamp partition, and it's ok, so i have done it.But the problem is, i couldn't get into the mac whenever i restart or shutdown and turn on back.

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Applications :: Get Quicksilver To Restart / Shutdown And Sleep Computer

Oct 1, 2008

I cant seem to figure out how to get Quicksilver to Restart, Shutdown, and sleep computers. It is enabled on one computer, but not the other. Is it a plugin? or a radio button I have to check off?

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OS X :: MacBook Wont Shutdown Or Restart After Combo Update

May 13, 2009

After installing the combo update on my 5,1 MacBook, my machine upon restart or shutdown, will merely close the menu bar and remove the desktop icons but the dock remains open. After a couple minutes, a message will pop up stating that which ever program was shut down last will not allow the restart or shutdown. Top however doesn't report the program as running. I repaired disk permissions.

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PowerPC :: G4 Shutdown After Pulling Plug From Outlet / Will Not Restart

Aug 20, 2009

Ibook G4 shut down completely after pulling plug out of outlet. Tried to restart by holding down power button and nothing happens- no sounds, no chime, no light. Removed battery and shows all 4 lights light up. Power cord shows green light when plugged into outlet. Changed outlets etc. Several weeks ago had to get a new cord cause old cord would not keep computer charged even when plugged in. No problems after replacing cord until now. I cannot get it to restart.

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MacBook :: Won't Shutdown / Restart / Sleep Or Startup Properly

May 6, 2010

During start up I get the apple logo and everything boots although it takes forever, the apple logo goes away screen goes blue, and sometimes it loads to the login screen about 10 mins later, and sometimes it just sits there. - During restart, it shuts down makes all the appropriate sounds, screen goes dark, and all you hear is a residual humming from the inside under the keyboard, and then never restarts. (You have to force shutdown) - Same story as above with both shutdown, and sleep.

The only way to get it to load successfully is in safe mode, but even then it still wont do the above problem correctly, it just at least starts.

- Resetting the PRAM, Holding power button for 5 seconds until repeating flashes, I've tried reinstalling snow leopard 5 times, I've checked for updates, I've repaired disk permissions, I've repaired the disk, I've even tried stepping the OSX back down to 10.3(The original operating software for this MB)

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OS X :: Had To Force Shutdown After System Freeze - Any Maintenance Necessary Upon Restart?

May 14, 2010

I have a MBP running Snow Leopard. The keyboard and trackpad became unresponsive, even though music was still streaming through Google Chrome. So I held down the power button to force shutdown. When something like this occurs, is there anything that should be done upon restarting the system again? Any general maintenance, system checks, etc? From my experience with Windows, not infrequently after similar scenarios, forced shutdown or crash, upon restart it'll automatically go into some type of disc scan. I wonder if anything similar occurs or is necessary with OSX. And lastly, when the system freezes like in my instance, if that's considered a freeze even though music was streaming all the while, is holding down the power button the only resolution? Are there no other safer alternatives to attempt first?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Macbook Pro Wont Save Anything When Restart Or Shutdown

Apr 1, 2012

Everytime I restart or shutdown my macbook pro doesn't save any settings or files.It goes back to the same point.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), wont save any settings or files

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: MBP Shutdown When Battery Goes Out - Finder Indexing On Restart

Apr 13, 2012

I've update my hdd from my macbook pro 13" mid 2010 to an ssd. I've done a fresh install and imported all my apps and settings from my old hdd.†Since that time I have 2 problems: when my mbp goes out of battery it shut down instead of hibernating and when I turn it on my finder is indexing my home folder!†I have hibernate mode set to 3 as normal.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Manually Shutdown, Sleep, Restart, Lock?

Jul 1, 2012

Is there a way to manually lock an iMac screen? Like you can on Windows' PC's, I'm wanting to type or click a function to lock my screen and go to the log-in screen instead of waiting for the alloted time to run out. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Software :: Slow Restart And Shutdown After Upgrade Snow Leopard (10.6.3)

Jun 7, 2010

I have an iMac (early 2009 model) that I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard(10.6.3) from Leopard and now when I restart and shutdown, it takes almost 30 secs for both, compared to when I was running Leopard, it literally took about a second (maybe 2). I've tried verifying/repair disk permissions, clearing cache, turning off airport utility, etc. per some suggestions through Google to no avail. There are no programs running before shutdown. I'm wondering if something was included in the upgrade/updates to slow the shutdown process.

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MacBook Pro :: Won't Restart/shutdown Black Screen & No Keyboard Backlight

Mar 30, 2012

My 2009 MBP would have problems shutting down or restarting. On a shutdown, it would appear to off, black screen and no lights, but if you tried pressing the power button nothing happened. I had to hold the power button to turn it completely, then press it again to startup.Restarts had the same behaviour, it would get to a black screen and I would have to hold the power button and then press it again to startup.I ended up taking this MBP back for another problem, and they replaced it with a 2011 MBP (since I had recurring logic board that failed a few times).Anyway, I swapped the SSD from my old mac into the new one, and I have the exact same behaviour!!Seems to be some corrupt settings or something. So I booted from a Mac installation disc, wiped my hard drive and reinstalled the OS, then I restored from Time Machine, and unticked the option to restore settings.I want to also add, that my backlit keyboard isn't working either.I tried resetting the SMC, but the power light on my charger didn't cycle orange/green, so I'm not sure if it worked. I tried multiple time, following Apple instructions.I also reset the PRAM, which did work.

MacBook Pro (17-inch, Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 16GB RAM, OCZ Vertex 3 Max IOPS 240

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MacBook Air :: Updated OS X Lion To 10.7.4 - Restart And Shutdown Taking Long

May 9, 2012

I just updated now to MAC OX X Lion to 10.7.4 on my 2011 MB AIR. I noticed upon restart or shutdown, it takes around 15 seconds now. Before the update, it just takes less than 2 seconds to restart/shutdown.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: 10.7.4 Mouse Scroll Resets To It Default After Restart Or Shutdown?

Jun 10, 2012

I use a Logitech M570 with my late 2009 Mac Mini and like to have my scroll set to the way scrolling should work with a scroll wheel and how it has work for year before Apple decided it was wrong. Well after I updated to 10.7.4 my mac now wants to reset the scroll to the new way Lion does it after every shutdown or restart and its starting to get really annoying.

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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