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The "Shutdown" button on the startup login dialog box is missing

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Author:
Raghu Boddu MVP
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SUMMARY
The "Shutdown" button that allows users to shutdown a system without logging in might be not available, if the default value in the registry is changed. This setting will be applied on Servers normally.
RESOLUTION
Click Start, Run.
Type regedit and click OK.
Navigate to the following registry key:
 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system
 
Look for the "ShutdownWithoutLogon" key and change the value.
Value 0 = disabled, 1 = enabled
 
If the above key is not available, you can create the same.
MORE INFORMATION
NOTE: It is recommended to backup the registry before dealing with it. Incorrect changes may cause severe damages. Visit the following web site to know about backing up/restoring Windows registry:
 

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Article ID: 555530 - Last Review: 12/08/2005 19:56:52 - Revision: 1.0

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