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How to allow users to shutdown server

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I have a power user on the network that I would like to be able to shutdown the server remotely. Is this possible to do, and if so, how can this be done?
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Question by:Bartley1969
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by:trenes
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Hi Bartley1969,

That is a group policy.
User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar/
Remove and prevent access to the Shut Down command

Cheers!
regards,

Trenes
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by:Bartley1969
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Well thanks for that. It explains how to enable/disbale shutdown but does it show how to control a specific user or group form taking this action? E.g., a member of "power users" or "domain type X users"
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redseatechnologies earned 500 total points
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I would get your user to use the following (create a batch file);

shutdown -m \\servername -r

(remove the -r if you dont want to restart)

Then, you need to edit the Domain Controller GPO to allow shutdown to that specific user;

Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/User Rights Assignment/Shut down the system

-red

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by:redseatechnologies
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AND (same area of the GPO)

"Force shutdown from a remote system"

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by:Bartley1969
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That's good red, many thanks
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by:redseatechnologies
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You are most welcome,

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