Vista Shutdown Security

Posted: 06-09-2008, 06:01 PM

I leave my pc running to allow various programs to run during the course
of the day; however, other users manage to shutdown the system without
any thought for my login "at work". -Does anybody know of a "Shutdown
Password" facility I can use which prevents this from happening?- I
know I'm still at risk from the power supply being switched off - but
this measure will certainly help. Any suggestions???


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lushman

Vista Shutdown Security


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Mr. Arnold
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Re: Vista Shutdown Security
Posted: 06-10-2008, 02:47 AM

"lushman" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> I leave my pc running to allow various programs to run during the course
> of the day; however, other users manage to shutdown the system without
> any thought for my login "at work". -Does anybody know of a "Shutdown
> Password" facility I can use which prevents this from happening?- I
> know I'm still at risk from the power supply being switched off - but
> this measure will certainly help. Any suggestions???
>
If you leave a note pasted all over the machine that you will kill someone,
I bet they won't touch the machine. <g>

Steve Riley [MSFT]
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Re: Vista Shutdown Security
Posted: 06-15-2008, 08:52 PM
Just press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] to lock the workstation. All your programs
will continue to run. Assuming no one else knows your password, no one will
be able to get back to the start menu to shut down your computer.

They could, however, yank the power cable

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Steve Riley
steve.riley@microsoft.com
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"lushman" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> I leave my pc running to allow various programs to run during the course
> of the day; however, other users manage to shutdown the system without
> any thought for my login "at work". -Does anybody know of a "Shutdown
> Password" facility I can use which prevents this from happening?- I
> know I'm still at risk from the power supply being switched off - but
> this measure will certainly help. Any suggestions???
>
>
> --
> lushman
Ben M. Schorr - MVP (OneNote)
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Re: Vista Shutdown Security
Posted: 06-15-2008, 09:02 PM
...or Windows Key + L. I use that anytime I walk away from my
computer in a public or semi-public place for more than a few seconds.

--
-Ben-
Ben M. Schorr, MVP
Roland Schorr & Tower
http://www.rolandschorr.com
http://www.officeforlawyers.com



"Steve Riley [MSFT]" <steve.riley@microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8AE6A776-2F7D-4C2A-96F9-96F1563D08A7@microsoft.com:
> Just press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] to lock the workstation. All your programs
> will continue to run. Assuming no one else knows your password, no one will
> be able to get back to the start menu to shut down your computer.
>
> They could, however, yank the power cable
>
> --
> Steve Riley
> steve.riley@microsoft.com
> http://blogs.technet.com/steriley
> http://www.protectyourwindowsnetwork.com
>
>
>
> "lushman" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
> news:eb63f4f201545bee93b6b731f231fd48@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> >
> > I leave my pc running to allow various programs to run during the course
> > of the day; however, other users manage to shutdown the system without
> > any thought for my login "at work". -Does anybody know of a "Shutdown
> > Password" facility I can use which prevents this from happening?- I
> > know I'm still at risk from the power supply being switched off - but
> > this measure will certainly help. Any suggestions???
> >
> >
> > --
> > lushman
Charlie Tame
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Re: Vista Shutdown Security
Posted: 06-15-2008, 09:22 PM
Get one of these and leave it on the office chair?

http://www.extremescience.com/BiggestSpider.htm

If the offender persists place the one of these under the desk...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alligator

One way or another you or someone in the office may need advice from here

http://www.doityourself.com/scat/cleaningstainremoval

I am a great believer in "Natural" remedies

You could use a text based screensaver with "Please do not log me out"
or something like that. I know that doesn't sound like much of an idea
but it may be just throughtlessness.





Steve Riley [MSFT] wrote:
> Just press [Ctrl]+[Alt]+[Del] to lock the workstation. All your programs
> will continue to run. Assuming no one else knows your password, no one
> will be able to get back to the start menu to shut down your computer.
>
> They could, however, yank the power cable
>
 
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