Oddly enough I could not come up with much in google. As a policy that has been in place since I worked her in 2000. The policy for users to follow at the end of the day is to reboot/restart their workstations. DO NOT shutdown and really there is no verbage at all for using the log off function. Since workstations used to be Winnt. I am wondering what the validity and need for reboot is vs just performing a log off at the end of the day. This environment is mostly windows xp but will be moving toward windows 7 start in July. Since these workstations need to be in a power on state to receive Mcafee updates, bigfix packages usually for software updates and MS patches, powering off (shut down) is not an option. So this discussion should just be around pros and cons of restarting vs Logging off. Any upside/downside to one over the other?