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With Windows 2000 server it is possible for anyone to shutdown the server by default. Sometimes a user, who is not familiar with terminal server can accidentally shutdown a server causing all other users to be disconnected. It is possible to disallow this option from the menu, busying a group policy or other techniques. When using a group policy to remove the shutdown command, it is near impossible to shutdown the server even if
you are the administrator. This method should not be used due to the complexity of shutting down the server after the policy has been enforced. The following method should be used to disallow the shutdown command.
1. Locate the tsshutdn.exe application; it should be in the c:winntsystem32 folder.
2. Right click the file and select Properties
3. From the Properties windows, click on the Security tab
The following screen appears.
4. Uncheck the box for Allow inheritable permissions from parent to propagate to this object.
This will cause the following warning to appear.
5. Select Copy. This will copy all the current objects.
6. After copying the existing permissions list, remove the Everyone and the Authenticated
7. After making this change, click on the Ok button to save the changes and close all open
With this change made, when a user selects Shutdown from the Start menu the only option
available will be to:
When the Administrator or a user with admin rights selects Shutdown from the Start menu they will have all
the options available to them:
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