Shut down the system

Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Local Policies\User Rights Assignment


Determines which users logged on locally to the computer can shut down the operating system using the Shut Down command.

This user right is defined in the Default Domain Controller Group Policy object (GPO) and in the local security policy of workstations and servers.

The default groups that have this right on each platform are:

  • Workstations and Servers

    • Administrators

    • Backup Operators

    • Power Users

    • Users

  • Domain Controllers

    • Account Operators

    • Administrators

    • Backup Operators

    • Server Operators

    • Print Operators

Related Policies

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