Force shutdown from a remote system

This security setting determines which users are allowed to shut down a computer from a remote location on the network. Misuse of this user right can result in a denial of service.

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

Policy path: 

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

Comments: 

Logoff required

Default: 

On workstations and servers: Administrators. On domain controllers: Administrators, Server Operators.

Supported on: 

At least Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2003

Registry settings: 

User Rights security settings are not registry keys

Reboot required: 

No