WinXP Pro and prevent SHUTDOWN.EXE remote shutdown

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by WillieWorstel, Feb 7, 2005.

  1. Hi,

    Our system administrator does not allow computers to stay running and logged
    on overnight. Therefor he wrote a script that remotely shuts down all
    computers using SHUTDOWN.EXE. But I need to run a task overnight once in a
    while and the administrator will not change his script. I need network
    access to complete the task.

    How can I prevent the usage of the remote shutdown on my WinXP Pro SP2
    computer? Do I need to change the registry keys, and if so, which keys? Or
    any local policy? Change local rights and assignments? All users have local
    Administrator rights (pretty good protection!), so editing the registry of
    local policies is no problem.

    WillieWorstel, Feb 7, 2005
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  2. Hint: Look you local security policy. (User right assignments)

    Force shutdown from remote systems
    Shutdown the system

    I would edit both. (Remove administrators and list your domain account and
    possible the local administrator account.) Remember that these rights can
    be overridden by a domain policy object.
    neo [mvp outlook], Feb 7, 2005
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