Administrator logon does not have permission to shutdown the computer

hey guys,

i have a problem with a server i look after. im logged to the domain as administrator on a TS session of the server, and need to restart the server (2003 SBS). i have tried using the standard Start > Shutdown > Restart etc etc, as well as the Dos command "shutdown -r" hwoever, neither seem to do anything, or the error in the title comes up. however, if i then disconnecvt from the TS session, i cant connect again for a good 5 minutes, which indicates the server is restarting.

question is, why does this message appear, if it then restarts?
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NaturaTekCommented:
what happens if you do a shutdown /f
for forceshutdown, any difference?

or
shutdown -r -f -m \\SERVERNAME

or
psexec \\<computername> -u <username> -p <password> shutdown.exe -r -t 0 -f

<computername> can be a name or IP address.

<username> and <password> may be required if you're not logged on to your local computer as an admin on your remote server.  You can specify a domain user in the form or -u <domainname>\<username>.

You can also try running the remote shutdown command via the remote computer's system account, by replacing "-u <username> -p <password>" with "-s".
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897553.aspx
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wait1Author Commented:
ooh, i didnt know about the /f  ...   i should have looked at the help file for it. i'll try it out and let you know. thanks for the quick reply
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vikasjusCommented:
/f will force application running to shutdown witout information but it will not shut down the system. Your problem is because of permission issues to shutdown system. Check and correct it.
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NaturaTekCommented:
let me rephrase, shutdown /f /r
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