View Full Version : Shutdown vs. Reboot
07-18-2001, 07:38 PM
I am trying to set my W2K machines (server and pro) to restart as opposed to shutting down when a user selects shutdown from either the start menu or via ctrl-alt-delete.
I've seen several methods of making a machine power down, but nothing to make it stay up. I have set the "PowerdownAfterShutdown" key to 0 and it still powers down.
07-21-2001, 11:47 PM
Your only solution would probably be to put an icon on the Desktop called "Shutdown" that actaully did a restart and train your users to use that instead.
The "PowerdownAfterShutdown" tweak only affects whether a server will turn itself off, or just sit there with the "Please turn off the power" message after shutting down.
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07-23-2001, 01:27 AM
there exists a policy setting that defines which users (use groups) may shut down the system by command (is the power switch hidden?).
start the Group Policy editor gpedit.msc and navigate to:
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment.
You should find the Policy "Shut down the system", by default contains groups Power Users and Users (among others).
Suggestion: first create a new user group holding users that yhould receive shutdown permission (only necessary if users are not anyhow member of the other groups for this policy). If necessary, add this new group and remove PowerUsers and Users.
Regards - Richard