Giving shutdown rights to users on 2000 server

Posted on 2003-03-18
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13
I just got my new computer 2 weeks ago and decided to setup my old PC as a Windows 2000 server (a test bed for future MCSE experiments :O ).  Currently, my two parents use the old PC [with 2000 server on it].  I have them setup as regular users on the server itself, but it appears that regular users cannot shut down the server (makes sense).  I don't want to make my parents power users if I don't have to, I would just like to delegate the right of shutting down the server to them.  

Question by:Adam Leinss
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Rindbaek earned 500 total points
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In the local security policy settings you can grant the old folks accounts or the local "users" group, the right to "shut down the system".

Its security settings -> local policies -> user right assignments....

then you dont need to add them to powerusers.

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by:Adam Leinss
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Worked great, thanks!

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ok please accept the answer then and grade it ;-)

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by:Adam Leinss
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Oops, mea cupla!  Coming right up man.

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