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Old 18-08-2008
Artificer
 
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Shutdown a server using the power button

I have a windows server 2008 standard computer at home and I am using
it as a home domain server. I don?t want to use a keyboard or monitor
on that server. Everything works fine but the shutdown button. In
order to shutdown the computer with it I have to first press ctrl-alt-
del and then press the shutdown button. How can I make it to shutdown
with a single button click?

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Old 18-08-2008
EdRoche
 
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RE: Shutdown a server using the power button

Install a copy of RealVNC on to the server and your client. Use the viewer
exe on your desktop to vnc to the IP of your server. Then you can view the
screen and do all.


"Artificer" wrote:

> I have a windows server 2008 standard computer at home and I am using
> it as a home domain server. I donít want to use a keyboard or monitor
> on that server. Everything works fine but the shutdown button. In
> order to shutdown the computer with it I have to first press ctrl-alt-
> del and then press the shutdown button. How can I make it to shutdown
> with a single button click?
>

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Old 18-08-2008
DevilsPGD
 
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Re: Shutdown a server using the power button

In message <4C56F88C-89BC-4F7F-B6A1-199F91A7F3E1@microsoft.com> EdRoche
<EdRoche@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Install a copy of RealVNC on to the server and your client. Use the viewer
>exe on your desktop to vnc to the IP of your server. Then you can view the
>screen and do all.


That doesn't really help a user standing in front of the physical
hardware to shut down without a keyboard attached.

(I am hoping someone has a suggestion for the original poster)
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Old 18-08-2008
Anthony [MVP]
 
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Re: Shutdown a server using the power button

Put a batch file on the desktop to run shutdown.exe and click that.
You can use shutdown or shutdown -r to restart,
Anthony,
http://www.airdesk.com


"Artificer" <eliezerfigueroa@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:6bc832f7-e0f3-49af-91be-a5f9aedef12c@m45g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
> I have a windows server 2008 standard computer at home and I am using
> it as a home domain server. I don?t want to use a keyboard or monitor
> on that server. Everything works fine but the shutdown button. In
> order to shutdown the computer with it I have to first press ctrl-alt-
> del and then press the shutdown button. How can I make it to shutdown
> with a single button click?


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Old 19-08-2008
Spaceman
 
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Re: Shutdown a server using the power button

If you mean the actual button on the computer,
check in the power options from control panel
There should be an advanced tab in the power options
that you can set what the power button does when you press it.
I hope that is what you are wishing could happen.
:)

--
James M Driscoll Jr
MCTS (Vista)
Spaceman



"Artificer" <eliezerfigueroa@gmail.com> wrote in message
news:6bc832f7-e0f3-49af-91be-a5f9aedef12c@m45g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
I have a windows server 2008 standard computer at home and I am using
it as a home domain server. I don?t want to use a keyboard or monitor
on that server. Everything works fine but the shutdown button. In
order to shutdown the computer with it I have to first press ctrl-alt-
del and then press the shutdown button. How can I make it to shutdown
with a single button click?

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Old 20-08-2008
NVVN
 
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Re: Shutdown a server using the power button

In article <6bc832f7-e0f3-49af-91be-
a5f9aedef12c@m45g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>, eliezerfigueroa@gmail.com
says...

> on that server. Everything works fine but the shutdown button. In
> order to shutdown the computer with it I have to first press ctrl-alt-
> del and then press the shutdown button. How can I make it to shutdown
> with a single button click?


You can not shutdown Windows Server 2003 with just pushing power off
button because this is security settings, and if you put in power
options that computer shutdown when you press power button it does not
work, you must log on to server console and then shut it down.

If that works by default, anyone who have physical access to server then
can shut it down.

However there is registry settings with wich you can turn on this
behaviour:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

shutdownwithoutlogon reg_dword default is 0 = off put 1 to allow
shutdown with pressing power button

Maybe it will work for 2008 ? Please let us now.
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Old 20-08-2008
DevilsPGD
 
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Re: Shutdown a server using the power button

In message <MPG.2315bb6efb15bb85989684@msnews.microsoft.com> NVVN
<me@we.com> wrote:

>In article <6bc832f7-e0f3-49af-91be-
>a5f9aedef12c@m45g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>, eliezerfigueroa@gmail.com
>says...
>
>> on that server. Everything works fine but the shutdown button. In
>> order to shutdown the computer with it I have to first press ctrl-alt-
>> del and then press the shutdown button. How can I make it to shutdown
>> with a single button click?

>
>You can not shutdown Windows Server 2003 with just pushing power off
>button because this is security settings, and if you put in power
>options that computer shutdown when you press power button it does not
>work, you must log on to server console and then shut it down.
>
>If that works by default, anyone who have physical access to server then
>can shut it down.


While it's not an entirely bad idea, in most cases anyone with physical
access to the front of the case has physical access to the back, which
nearly guarantees the ability to shutdown.

Also in most cases (different set of "most" though), holding the power
button will force a shutdown anyway.

(Or, put another way, my reason for wanting this is simple: if someone
can already shut down my server, I'd rather then be able to do it
gracefully)

>However there is registry settings with wich you can turn on this
>behaviour:
>
>HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
>
>shutdownwithoutlogon reg_dword default is 0 = off put 1 to allow
>shutdown with pressing power button
>
>Maybe it will work for 2008 ? Please let us now.


I've got that set via GroupPolicy, as well as turned off the need for
CTRL-ALT-DEL (it doesn't play nice with my old KVM, never bothered to
remove the policy)

I see very similar, I have to touch the keyboard before I can force the
system to shutdown using the power button. I can press and release CTRL
first, then shutdown using the power button, no problem.
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Old 27-08-2008
Artificer
 
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Re: Shutdown a server using the power button

On Aug 20, 5:53?am, DevilsPGD <spam_narf_s...@crazyhat.net> wrote:
> In message <MPG.2315bb6efb15bb85989...@msnews.microsoft.com> NVVN
>
>
>
>
>
> <m...@we.com> wrote:
> >In article <6bc832f7-e0f3-49af-91be-
> >a5f9aedef...@m45g2000hsb.googlegroups.com>, eliezerfigue...@gmail.com
> >says...

>
> >> on that server. ?Everything works fine but the shutdown button. ?In
> >> order to shutdown the computer with it I have to first press ctrl-alt-
> >> del and then press the shutdown button. ?How can I make it to shutdown
> >> with a single button click?

>
> >You can not shutdown Windows Server 2003 with just pushing power off
> >button because this is security settings, and if you put in power
> >options that computer shutdown when you press power button it does not
> >work, you must log on to server console and then shut it down.

>
> >If that works by default, anyone who have physical access to server then
> >can shut it down.

>
> While it's not an entirely bad idea, in most cases anyone with physical
> access to the front of the case has physical access to the back, which
> nearly guarantees the ability to shutdown.
>
> Also in most cases (different set of "most" though), holding the power
> button will force a shutdown anyway.
>
> (Or, put another way, my reason for wanting this is simple: if someone
> can already shut down my server, I'd rather then be able to do it
> gracefully)
>
> >However there is registry settings with wich you can turn on this
> >behaviour:

>
> >HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

>
> >shutdownwithoutlogon reg_dword default is 0 = off put 1 to allow
> >shutdown with pressing power button

>
> >Maybe it will work for 2008 ? Please let us now.

>
> I've got that set via GroupPolicy, as well as turned off the need for
> CTRL-ALT-DEL (it doesn't play nice with my old KVM, never bothered to
> remove the policy)
>
> I see very similar, I have to touch the keyboard before I can force the
> system to shutdown using the power button. ?I can press and release CTRL
> first, then shutdown using the power button, no problem.- Hide quoted text -
>
> - Show quoted text -


I dont know why but I have discover that if I puch the shut down
button multiple time it eventually "hear" the button and start a
system shutdown!
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