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Power user Cannot run Shutdown.exe in Windows XP?

Posted on 2004-08-22
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Hi experts,

I have created a local logon script so when user login to the Windows XP machine will force shutdown within 1 hour. I do that by use shutdown command in logon script. However, seem like only the administrator can run the shutdown.exe because if i log in as power user (or user) and run the shutdown.exe it will says I don't have enought prilvige to run this command.

Since my most of the users log in to this Windows XP machine will belong to power user group, how could I run shutdown.exe as power user? Or any other ways?

Thank you very much,


Goran

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Why do you run it as a task?

Goto Start->Run and type tasks.

You can then add this to shutdown within 1 hour. You can also set the username and password of the administrator so the system has access to the shutdown.exe file.
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A power user can not run this command because it is in the windows folder which is off limits to power users try moving the actual shutdown.exe file to another folder that they would have permissions on and run it from their should work no problem.
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Another solution is if you are in a domain, use the GPMC to create a policy giving them access to shutdown.exe and apply it to the OU for them.
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