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restart server MMc snap-in

what Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in (if any) allows/enables a Windows Server 2008R2 to give users capability to reboot / restart the server?
JAaron Anderson
JAaron Anderson
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MikeIT ManagerCommented:
None.  Why wouldn't they just do it from the start menu?
Schnell SolutionsSystems Infrastructure EngineerCommented:
The command "shutdown" with the "i" parameter for the GUI

Example (for a command prompt):

shutdown /i
You can use the Local Security Policy editor to grant the user permission to do this:
Local Policies -> User Rights Assignment -> Shut Down the system

You could also use a GPO if the server is on a domain.
Create a GPO and define the setting in that GPO (CompConf\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignments\Shutdown the system). Then link the GPO to the OUs you have the servers in. Make sure you group the servers you want people to be
able to shut down in separate OUs.

Then change the applies to section of the GPO to the users or groups that you want to have this access.

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