Not something I've been asked before but I'd think its the GPO this KB Article speaks of.
Hope this helps.
This is bloomin' annoying, mostly because it's my PC and I haven't been able to get to the bottom of this.
The PC in my office has Windows XP Pro on a vanilla server 2003 network. It's in the same OU as the Admin machines (Head, Bursar, Secretary, Registrar)
For some reason, the Shutdown button on the Windows Logon screen is greyed out. So to shut the PC down, you have to logon.
I have tried switching the PC to another OU, thinking its some sort of GPO issue, but that hasn't helped. Every other PC in the school has the Shutdown button; is mine trying to tell me I'm not allowed to go home?
elsiegee40 (10th February 2009)
can you not just press the power button???
It's a normal policy on a server iirc (stop someone opening a TS session and clicking shutdown!) maybe your machine's inheriting funny policies.
Crack out gpresult!
By default a workstation should have the shutdown button enabled (it's disabled for server) and after checking through the group policies there was nothing to change that. (apparently)
Now overriden by enabling it on the local machine, but I shouldn't have to do that.
Could it have been from an old policy that was set? If your machine was the only one that picked it up originally(maybe some old testing?) then moving to another OU that didn't have a setting would leave it in it's current state.
Unless of course your new setting specifies the shutdown button(at which point ignore me, I'm talking rubbish )
if you delete the hidden c:\windows\system32\GroupPolicy folder that will reset everything and might help sort it
I know M$ do a GP Tool which you can run on a cleint to see what GP has been applied.....cant remember where or naming though.
True, but I had this issue today and these threads/this forum unfortunately doesn't appear to have a feature acknowledging approved/agreed final solutions aka Experts Exchange - The #1 resource on the web for solving technology problems.
Even a blatant thumbs up or highlight feature would be awesome
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