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    When connected to a server via Windows remote desktop, the following logoff procedures appear to do exactly the same thing; is there any difference?

    1. Start > Shut Down > "What do you want the computer to do?" Log off [user name] > OK
    2. Start > Log Off > "Are you sure you want to log off?" > Log Off

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    As far as I'm aware it's exactly the same function.

    The Start Menu button has been added for simplicity, less clicks

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    Is yours a philosophical question?

    If you state that the result is the same, it presumably does not matter much if the method of achieving the result is somewhat different.
    There are several other ways of causing Logoff, such as running LOGOFF.EXE or SHUTDOWN.EXE -L, and so on...
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    All Microsoft users can attest to the fact that the same task can usually be done in a myriad of ways

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    While in Remote Desktop, the "Shut Down" option is not allowed, so Windows replaces the "Shut Down" option on the Start men with the only valid option: Log Off.

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    Thanks for your replies.

    BATcher, this was not a philosophical question. I said that the procedures *appear* to do the same thing, and my question is whether there is any difference in what actually happens in the system. Because these two options are next to each other on the same menu, I wondered whether they might have slightly different purposes and actions.

    Peter Johnson2191, the Start menu has both Log Off and Shut Down options (see screen image attached). The Shut Down option presents a dialogue box with further options depending on the user's permissions, including restart and shut down options for administrator users.
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