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    Shutdown function missing (Server 2003 R2)

    I'm installing software on a server, and the install requires a reboot or two - but the Shutdown option is missing from the START menu.
    I know there's a way to disable and enable any number of functions, but I don't know how to go about doing it. I'd like to be doing polite reboots, but I have to do a hard reboot using the power button.

    How can I go about activating/deactivating such features?
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    Re: Shutdown function missing (Server 2003 R2)

    I don't know the answer to your question, but can you shut down from the dialog that appears when you press Ctrl+Alt+Del?

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    Re: Shutdown function missing (Server 2003 R2)

    No I can't.

    Someone "showed me" how to do it once before, a couple of months ago; you know the kind of "show me" I mean - he did it once, at his own speed, narrating as he went.
    If you tell me how to do it, and let me do it as you talk me through it, I should be fine. But not if I have to watch the screen AND your hands on the keyboard at the same time.
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    Re: Shutdown function missing (Server 2003 R2)

    Does this help?
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    Re: Shutdown function missing (Server 2003 R2)

    Or this?
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    Re: Shutdown function missing (Server 2003 R2)

    It seems as though the account you used to log in is not an administrator account. Those type of restrictions can be done with group policy.

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    Re: Shutdown function missing (Server 2003 R2)

    It is the Administrator account, but the two of us support multiple companies and this company has several locations; a compromise was reached before I started working here wherein a representative at this location has the Admin password, because they lose power a lot due to electrical storms, mostly, and we could possibly drive an hour out of our way just to see if the server is running otherwise. And the guy before me apparently found out how to remove access to things such as Control Panel, Shutdown, etc., and did it to every single server he supported. And this was one.

    Group Policy sounds as if that is where the changes were made - I remember bits and pieces of having seen it done (very quickly) once before - I will give it a (careful) try.
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    Re: Shutdown function missing (Server 2003 R2)

    How about running the SHUTDOWN command? All built in to Server 2003 R2!

    Or you can spend many happy hours trawling through this ~4 Mb downloadable spreadsheet of what registry settings are created/modified by Group Policy!
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