Home Edition - Logging off

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by blueRidgeMtns, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. I think it's funnny in the Vista Home Premium edition, that the two buttons
    in the Start menu are for Sleep and Lock. I use the Lock feature at work
    every time I step away from my desk, but at home I use it approximately never
    ever ever never ever.

    At home, I want to Log Off when I'm done. I don't need the lock the PC when
    I step away, I just leave it up. The only way to get to Log Off (which I
    think would be very common for home users with multiple accounts) is to go to
    that arrow and select it off of the sub-menu.

    So the question is: is there a way to reconfigure the Lock button so it
    really does a Log Off?

    I'll also provide my solution that I put on the desktop of all accounts on
    my pc. I created a shortcut as follows:

    C:\Windows\System32\shutdown.exe -l

    (that's a lower-case L on the end)

    Clicking this shortcut immediately logs off the account. I've got it pinned
    on the Start menu and/or on the desktop where it's easy to get to. It makes
    it much easier to log off.
    blueRidgeMtns, Jun 10, 2007
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  2. blueRidgeMtns

    Joshua Guest


    I felt the same way you did about having a power button put that wouldn't
    shut down my computer. I found the answer to changing the behavior of the
    power button on the c/net website. Here is the link to a video demo
    http://www.cnettv.com/9710-1_53-27148.html . I hope this helps you out.
    Joshua, Jun 11, 2007
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