windows 98

logging off via icon on desktop.
Hi Irmore, thaks for a reply.
Perhaps I should elaborate. I work as a Network Admin.
I have a lockdown system and all allowable programs are launched from desktop Icons, even SHUTDOWN.I wish to eliminate the START button as well. The programs folder is empty for users except administrator, as we utilise a User management program WINSUITE. Now I wish to normalise the programs folder but do not wish Users to have access to it. Hence the need for some way of having a Logoff Icon.
I hope it makes sense.
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winnythevaz Glad I could help.
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Log off the network, log off the user, or shutdown windows?
This command allows you to create a shortcut or execute from a batch file a Windows DLL that will bypass the standard Start Menu method of shutdown and initiate a Log Off, Shutdown or Restart.

For Windows 98 & Me
Either execute the following command from a batch file or create a new shortcut, by right-clicking on the descktop and selecting New -> Shortcut. With the command:

C:\WINDOWS\RUNDLL32.EXE shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx x

Where x is either 0, 1, 2, 4 or 8 (or a combination) based on the following table:

0 - Log off: Shuts down all running processes, then logs the user off.
1 - Shutdown: Shuts down the system to a point at which it is safe to turn off the power. All file buffers have been flushed to disk, and all running processes have stopped.
2 - Reboot: Shut down and restart the system.
4 - Force (Win98 Only): Forces processes to terminate. When this flag is set, Windows does not query running applications to inform them that Windows is shutting down. This can cause the applications to lose data, therefore, you should only use this flag in an emergency.
8 - Power Off (Win98 Only): Shuts down the system and turns off the power. The system must support the power-off feature.

Click Next and enter the name you want to call the icon (e.g. Shutdown).

For Windows 95
Repeat the steps above but use the command below for the target.

C:\WINDOWS\Rundll32.exe User,ExitWindows

Note: The values above can be combined together to achieve different results. For example, to restart Windows forcefully, without querying any running programs, use the following command line: "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,SHExitWindowsEx 6" (i.e. 2 + 4)

winnythevazAuthor Commented:
Hi Stevenlewis, Thanks for your superb answer, thats exactly what I needed. Incidently I have used it to shutdown from the desktop and did not realise you could also logoff using slightly different parameters. Thanks once again for your help.
winnythevazAuthor Commented:
Hi stevinlewis. Thanks and please accept apologies for not concluding the proper way, hope I have now concluded the
correct way, I am afraid I am a NEWBIE at this.
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