Windows 7 Thread, Logs off when Shut Down is pressed in Technical; Hi,
We have recently upgraded the school to use Windows 7 Enterprise. On some computers around the school when the ...
13th September 2011, 08:32 PM #1
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Logs off when Shut Down is pressed
We have recently upgraded the school to use Windows 7 Enterprise. On some computers around the school when the "shut down" button is pressed either in the start-menu or on the CTRL+ALT+Delete menu, Windows logs off.
This is happening on random machines, desktops and laptops.
We can't find anything in Group Policy that could be doing this / or in control panel on the computer. Also there is no additional software installed that could be changing this.
Can anyone tell me why this is happening or a way to fix it?
13th September 2011, 08:44 PM #2
Same problem here. Not sure why it happens and to be honest i've not looked into it much because of bigger problems.
I'm in the proccess of creating a fresh set of group policys because all the currents ones were made with server 2003 and designed for XP.
This should fix it is it is something in GP
13th September 2011, 09:05 PM #3
This is controllable via GPO on the computer.
It rests in the Computer Configuration Policies
System/Power Management/ - you might have to dig around in there a bit, it is in there though.
Would recommend this one - http://blogs.technet.com/b/askds/arc...rt-3-of-3.aspx
Group Policy Settings for Start Menu and Taskbar - More information on it all.
Last edited by rich_tech; 13th September 2011 at 09:12 PM.
Thanks to rich_tech from:
jamesbrown (13th September 2011)
13th September 2011, 09:14 PM #4
Are you reffering to this group policy?
Change Start Menu power button
In my case this policy is set as 'Shutdown' to display on the start menu and it still sometimes logs off like jamesbrown mentioned instead of shutting down.
13th September 2011, 09:23 PM #5
I am referring to the actual setting of the action on the buttons as a default, you can do this within -
System\Power Management\Button Settings
Its in the computer configuration part of the GPOs iirc, as I am obviously not at my works machine at the moment and I recently set up power plans and settings for our site.
We have it also so kids cannot shutdown the machines also, this is set in this guide here -
Prevent from users to shut down their computers via Group policy - Petri.co.il forums by Daniel Petri
Last edited by rich_tech; 13th September 2011 at 09:24 PM.
Reason: shutdown not logoff in a sentence
13th September 2011, 09:28 PM #6
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Is there any way that the setting can be changed through Group Policy on the server to save going around each computer?
17th September 2011, 03:53 PM #7
Those group policy options only control stuff like,
Originally Posted by rich_tech
If close lid = shutdown, sleep etc.
If press power button = shutdown, sleep etc.
In my case (and in jamesbrown's case I thought) we are pressing the shutdown button in the start-menu and instead of shutting down, it logs you off
I’ve not seen a policy that does this (And why would there be since there is a log off button to log you off^^)
I’ve still got this problem and still not found a fix
17th September 2011, 09:37 PM #8
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That is the problem I'm having ihaveaproblem, Same as you I still have not found a fix. If I find a fix I will post it one here.
17th September 2011, 09:56 PM #9
just out of interest - at any point have you applied the policy which changes the shutdown to log off? if so have you set it as not configured now?
if so try setting it to disabled rather then enabled as gpo settings can linger around a bit.
17th September 2011, 10:03 PM #10
Where is this policy? That’s exactly what is happening ( sometimes it does the same if I click restart ) instead of shutting down/restarting the machine it logs off and presents you with the ctrl -alt - del login screen.
Originally Posted by glennda
Can’t seem to find this policy you mention that changes the shutdown button in the start-menu to log you off instead.
17th September 2011, 10:08 PM #11
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Start Menu and Taskbar
Group Policy Settings for Start Menu and Taskbar
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17th September 2011, 10:18 PM #12
Hmm well it's set as not configured, but it may have been set on the old gpo's before I recreated them. I'll try setting it to disabled and see how it goes.
Would this effect the restart button as well?
23rd September 2011, 09:06 AM #13
I've just been informed this is happening here!
Nobody got anywhere?
23rd September 2011, 09:13 AM #14
Still looking into it here. Struggling to find the time to investigate it fully at the moment. All gpo's seem correct and shouldn’t be causing this. I've noticed recently it seems to be doing it more often when i press 'restart'
Originally Posted by glennda
Maybe a MS update caused this?
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