Windows 2003 Terminal Server – Remove Shutdown

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DataCenter
Microsoft Windows
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Servers
I have tried to remove the shutdown on a windows 2003 terminal server by using the following procedure but I can't gain access to the group list:

  • gpedit.msc
  • Local Computer Policy
  • Computer Configuration
  • Windows Settings
  • Security Settings
  • Local Policies
  • User Rights Assignment
  • Shutdown the System
  • (remove unwanted groups/users from the list)
I had to go to Administrative ToolsLocal Security PolicyUser Rights Assignment And performed the task that way. it worked but anyone know why it did not using the .msc? I also see that the shutdown button is not removed from the user logon but when trying to shutdown with a user that did not have rights i only got logoff or disconnect. It seems to work but I want to find out why it did not the way Microsoft stated to go about it in their KB Article. Sorry for the long post.

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It’s always been goofy, a recall using a reg hack but since the users are TS users, they should be able to shutdown by default. did you create a test dummy account and verify? You should get an error message.

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  • Delebute2004
    Yes, i used a test account in TS and the button was still available from the start menu, but when selected you only get logoff or disconnect.
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  • Nephi1
    I find that XP/2003 TS only allows you to log off or disconnect (same thing IIRC). I actually run a command to reboot/shutdown my TS server. Shutdown - %windir%System32shutdown.exe -t 5 -s -f -m 127.0.0.1 Restart - %windir%System32shutdown.exe -t 5 -r -f -m 127.0.0.1 And I have them as shortcuts on the desktop
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  • Delebute2004
    Thanks for the reply; i use those same switches too when rebooting XP PC's while in TS.
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