I did some powershell scripting these days.

Disabled Window running script

Disabled Window running script

Someone asked me if it would be possible to avoid the user to close the powershell window while a script is running (logon or any other). After a few searches in the MSDN world, I was able to handle the window and send some parameters to it.

For this, I ask the user32.dll Library to disable the powershell window and to disable the button (close menu). To remove any undesired button, I set the Windows style to Toolbox.

I know the fact of disabling window will avoid any user input and click on any button, but as they asked me to disable the button, I dit it this way. So use the rest as know-how… 🙂

Knowing what I need to code, I will use some user32.dll methods :

  • GetSytemMenu
  • EnableMenuItem
  • SetWindowLongPtr
  • EnableWindow

Hope that this script can be useful to some admins!


Windows versions tested
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows 7 OK
Windows 8
Windows 8.1 Standard OK (Disabled window only)


Here is the script :