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    Logoff (XP SP1 Pro)

    Earlier this year I did something (deliberately) to remove the "Logoff" command on the Start menu. I would now like to have it back, but I can't remember what I did in order to reverse it. I know it wasn't done with TweakUI (check/uncheck Allow Logoff on Start Menu), as I never had any success with that. Can anyone suggest how I can do this? I need to do this in order to troubleshoot a serious problem.

    Alternatively, is it possible for a user to logoff another user who is currently logged on?

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    Re: Logoff (XP SP1 Pro)

    Paul--

    Two ways that should get this back--you can use Group Policy (Pro) or the registry:

    This should restore your logoff button to the start menu:

    1) "gpedit.msc" in run box
    2) User Configuration Administrative Templates Start Menu and Taskbar
    3) Policy: Force Logoff to the Start Menu (Forces the Logoff button to the Start menu and prevents users from removing the Logoff option from the Start menu.)
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    Or at two registry keys:

    Open your registry and find or create the key below.
    Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "ForceStartMenuLogoff" and set it according to the value data below.

    (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
    ForceStartMenuLogoff REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsion...

    Registry Settings
    User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPolicies
    Explorer]

    System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentV ersionPolicies
    Explorer]

    Create a new DWORD value, or modify the existing value, called "ForceStartMenuLogoff" and set it according to the value data below.

    (Default) REG_SZ (value not set)
    ForceStartMenuLogoff REG_DWORD 0x00000001 (1)

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsion...

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVe rsionPoliciesExplorer
    The registry entries are DWORD values. A value of 1 is enabled, and a value of 0 is disabled:
    Registry Value: ForceStartMenuLogoff

    KB Ref:

    292504: Policy Settings for the Start Menu in Windows XP

    SMBP

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    Re: Logoff (XP SP1 Pro)

    Your second question sounds like it would be done by enabling fast user switiching as in this KB:

    279765: HOW TO: Use the Fast User Switching Feature in Windows XP

    You can switch users from the Task Manager or the logon screen per the KB.

    SMBP

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    Re: Logoff (XP SP1 Pro)

    Thanks, SMBP. As soon as I saw your reference to GPE, it all came back to me. Situation resolved, thanks.

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    Re: Logoff (XP SP1 Pro)

    SMBP,

    Your MSKB reference solves my second question... quick, simple solution.

    Thanks,
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    PaulB

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