[Webinar] Streamline your web hosting managementRegister Today

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 4315
  • Last Modified:

Add RESTART and SHUTDOWN to Windows 8.1 in RDP session

Recently completed a successful clean installation of Windows 8.1 x64. Will often access computer by Remote Desktop. Have no RESTART or SHUTDOWN options in RDP session. As an interim solution, created desktop shortcuts linking to RESTART and SHUTDOWN commands.

How do I add these commands to the Win8 Start Menu?

Thanks!
0
grumpyoldgearhead
Asked:
grumpyoldgearhead
1 Solution
 
Rob MinersCommented:
Fist you have to enable Hidden Files

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zxue/archive/2012/03/08/win8-howto-19-show-hidden-files-folders-and-drives.aspx

Launch Windows Explorer and navigate to the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu folder. Next, move all the shortcuts from your Desktop to the Start Menu folder. Because this folder is a special system folder, you will see a Destination Folder Access Denied dialog box. Select the Do This for All Current Items check box and click the Continue button to proceed with the Move operation.
 
You will have to click the Continue button to proceed with the Move operation.
 
Of course, you can put the shortcuts to any of your applications that you want to appear on your Start Menu in this folder as well.

ref#
Easily revive the Classic Start Menu hidden within Windows 8
0
 
FutureTechSysDOTcomCommented:
Alternately:

-Go to logmein.com
-Install it

Done.
0
 
McKnifeCommented:
The practical way is to click the desktop and then press alt-F4. That shows the full shutdown/restart options.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now