AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune

Let’s find out the easiest way to disable shutdown button for AVD (aka Azure Virtual Desktop) VM. AVD VM management with Intune is looking great! Well, this statement is true for all supported scenarios of AVD, Intune, and Azure AD.

I think there are a lot of registry hacks around disabling the Windows 10 Shutdown button on AVD VMs. well, there are some requirements to hide other power options on Windows 10 AVD VMs. Those options are sleep, Hibernate, and Switch Account. One of the following hacks is giving below.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;disable-shut-down-restart-sleep-hibernate-windows-10
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]"HidePowerOptions"=dword:00000001
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]"HidePowerOptions"=dword:00000001

The following policy from Intune help to disable and block Power Options from Windows 10 AVD VMs.

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  • Shut Down – Block
  • Sleep – Block
  • Hibernate – Block
  • Switch Account – Block

Intune Policy to Disable Shutdown Button for AVD

Let’s understand how to deploy Intune Policy to Disable Shutdown Button for AVD.

  • Login to EndPoint.Microsoft.com (https://endpoint.microsoft.com/)
  • Navigate to Devices – Configuration Profiles – + Create Profile
  • Select Platform as Windows 10 and Later
  • Select Profile as Device Restrictions
  • Click on Create button
Intune Policy to Disable Shutdown Button for AVD
Intune Policy to Disable Shutdown Button for AVD

Enter the Name of the Intune Configuration Profile – Disable Shutdown Button for AVD Windows 10 VMs.

Enter the Description Disable Shutdown Button for AVD Windows 10 VMs.

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Click on the Next button.

AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune
AVD Disable Shutdown Windows 10 Devices Using Intune

On the Device Restrictions Settings, expand the Start options

AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune
AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune

Select the BLOCK option from the Shutdown option.

Enabling this policy hides shut down/update and shut down from appearing in the power button in the start menu.

Select the BLOCK option from the Sleep option.

Select the BLOCK option from the Hibernate option.

Select the BLOCK option from the Switch Account option.

Click on the Next button.

AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune
AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune

Scope Assignment to AVD Disable Shutdown Button Policy

This setting is not mandatory and if you want to learn more about Intune Scope Tags.

  • Select the Scope (Tags)
  • Click +Add
  • Select Tags -> Test
  • Click on Select
  • Click OK

Assignment

Check the assignment options for AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune.

  • On the Assignments page.
  • Click on + Select Groups to Include.
  • Search for Azure AD Device Group which you want to Disable Shutdown button on AVD Windows 10 devices.
  • Click on the group – Device_Group_ACN_MDM.
  • Click on the Select button.
  • Click on the Next button to continue.
WVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune - Shutdown Button
AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune – Shutdown Button

Click on Create button to finish the disable shutdown button policy deployment for AVD Windows 10 VMs.

WVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune - Shutdown Button
AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune – Shutdown Button
Basics
Name - Disable Studown Button for AVD Windows 10 VMs
Description - Disable Studown Button for AVD Windows 10 VMs
Platform - Windows 10 and later
Profile type - Device restrictions - Configuration settings

Start
Shut Down - Block
Sleep - Block
Hibernate - Block
Switch Account - Block

Scope tags - Default
Assignments - Included groups - Device_Group_ACN_MDM
Excluded groups - NA
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Applicability Rules - NA

Results – AVD Disable Shutdown Button

The only options available in the Power option is Restart and Disconnect. There is no option to shut down the AVD VMs.

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The status of Block Shutdown from Intune Portal.

WVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune - Shutdown Button
AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune – Shutdown Button

Resources

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4 thoughts on “AVD Disable Shutdown Button for Windows 10 Devices Using Intune”

  1. I have a maybe related issue where on some of my Lenovo laptops, the suspend option is not being displayed when clicking the Power button. The configuration for Sleep on the Start menu is “Not specified”, and the only other choice is “Blocked” – how do I specify to force the display of the Sleep option?

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  2. I was wondering if you knew of a way to apply this to Multi-Session AVDs? The settings applied to the single session AVDs perfectly but says not applicable for the Pooled AVDs.

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