Enable Shutdown at logon

Posted on 2005-03-22
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Last Modified: 2010-04-13

My SHUTDOWN option is disabled on my logon screen. How can I enable the SHUTDOWN option so that I don't have to logon first?

Question by:jhieb
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Lee W, MVP earned 500 total points
ID: 13608729
Open regedit and navigate to here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Then change the value of "ShutdownWithoutLogon" to 1 (it's probably 0).

You may have to reboot to see it take effect.
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Expert Comment

ID: 13608748

Are you on a Network? Is this Windows 2000 Server or Pro?
If your on a network, you maybe limited by a policy implemented by your Administrator.
If not you can go into your own policies and enable it

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You can alter it by Leew' method or by going to the polices into"
Computer Configuration
    Windows Settings
         Security Settings
               Security Option
                     ShutDown: Allow System to be ShutDown without Logon
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by:Nirmal Sharma
ID: 13608767

You need to re-enable it using gpedit.msc.

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