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Windows 7: No Shutdown or Restart on Start button

13 Aug 2014   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

@Ztrucker This MS website may help if you have not already tried the solutions mentioned in it.

shut down/restart/sleep/log off missing from start button - Microsoft Community

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14 Aug 2014   #12

Windows 10 Pro X64

Thanks but I've already checked those (gpedit and regedit).

Tried a System Restore to 8/7 but it didn't help.

This has got to be something I've done but I don't remember doing anything. As I mentioned earlier, this is my Web Server. It runs unattended all the time though I do occasionally connect via Remote Desktop to see how it's running.

I'm stumped for now. It's not a big deal as the Shutdown and Restart batch files do what I need.
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14 Aug 2014   #13

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


LOL, I just noticed that in your first screenshot you were in a Remote Desktop Connection. That would be why you do not have the shutdown options. By default, you would have Disconnect instead.

Here's an older article for XP on this, but still applies to Windows 7. I haven't noticed any group policies that may add the shutdown options for a RDC yet.

"Logoff" and "Shutdown" Are Missing from the Start Menu When You Use Remote Desktop
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14 Aug 2014   #14
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Great catch Shawn.
Now 2 and 2 is adding up to 4.
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14 Aug 2014   #15
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1

I use remote desktop a lot, and shutdown a remote pc by clicking Windows Security, then shutdown button bottom right on next screen. see pic

No Shutdown or Restart on Start button-rdp_shutdown.jpg

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14 Aug 2014   #16

Windows 10 Pro X64

Rats!!!! I used to know that,

Great catch Shawn.

3D Jed, excellent. I don't need the Shutdown and Restart batch files any more.

Thanks all.
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