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    Desktop Logoff Button

    We are running Windows 7:SP1: Professional: 64 Bit clients on a vanilla network. Some staff have complained that they find stations are shut down instead of being simply logged off because the users forget to select 'Logoff' and select the default 'Shutdown' instead.

    To remedy this I propose to add a free floating logoff button to the desktop like the ones on an RM desktop similar to the one in the bottom right of the image below:



    When we had XP I found a free program that would do this but it was not popular with users so I removed it. Now I can't find it to try it with Windows 7. Does anyone remember where this was, does anyone use it on Windows 7 or does anyone have a free alternative.

    All suggestions welcome.

    Thanks.

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    You could just change the shut down button to become logoff - User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar

    Change Start Menu power button

    User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar - Change Start Menu power button

    This policy setting allows you to set the default action of the power button on the Start menu.

    If you enable this policy setting, you can choose one of the following available options: Shut Down, Sleep, Log off, Lock, Restart, Switch User, or Hibernate. By default, Shut Down is the default action.

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    I think I tried setting that before. It didn't seem to take. However I have set it again now for staff. Testing it shortly.

    Thanks.

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    Here's a one I wrote for our network @DaveP. Can configure it so users can click there to change password also.

    SJLogoff

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    Here's a one I wrote for our network @DaveP. Can configure it so users can click there to change password also.

    SJLogoff

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    you could just add a shortcut to the desktop "shutdown /L" that would do a logoff (ive also on occasion added a shortcut called ll to the start menu so i can still like in xp press win key L L enter and it will logoff

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    you could just add a shortcut to the desktop "shutdown /L" that would do a logoff (ive also on occasion added a shortcut called ll to the start menu so i can still like in xp press win key L L enter and it will logoff
    This will require that you don't restrict command prompts for the user though I would have thought

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