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Deploy custom configuration profile to remove the Restart button from the Apple menu on macOS devices

It is in the best interest of many companies to remove the restart button from the Apple menu to avoid any accidental restarts from the user which can be costly in terms of productivity and data. There are chances that any unsaved changes can be lost in the process. Also, IT admins would always like to have control over updates on their devices. Restarts can cause the device to update without any prompt. Moreover, the security policies of many companies restrict the user from restarting their device. Well, Hexnode offers you a feature to disable the restart button from the Apple menu remotely by simply deploying a custom configuration profile.


The sample configuration profile provided below is adapted from third-party open-source sites.

Configuration profile to remove the Restart button from the Apple menu


  • To create and customize configuration profiles, you can use tools like Apple Configurator, Profile Manager or manually create them using text editors.
  • Use non-encrypted .mobileconfig, .xml, or plist files to deploy profiles across devices.
  • Ensure that you do not associate conflicting configurations with the devices.
  • Use wildcards to fetch key values from the portal.
  • It is recommended to manually validate the configuration profile on a system before executing it in bulk.
  • Hexnode will not be responsible for any damage/loss to the system on the behavior of the configuration profile.

  • Configuration Profile Repository