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Rebooting after logoff problem RRS feed

  • Question

  • This question runs on the heels of the one posted back in August 2008 but doesn't quite address the problem I am having.  To see the post I'm refering to, visit http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowssteadystate/thread/e82a4345-14aa-4054-af4d-641c39e9ec84/

    The issue in this prior post was that the administrator could not use the "SHIFT" key while rebooting so as to get the login window to log in with the administrator account.  My issue goes a little beyond this whereby I am doing this remotely using RDP.  I do not have local access to the box or keyboard to press the SHIFT key.

    So each time the machine reboots, it automatically logs in again with the public user account and each time I RDP to the machine I have to force the current user to log off which causes the machine to reboot.

    The Shared Computer Tool Kit allowed me to do this but the SteadyState does not.  Is there some setting that can be set that tells SteadyState that an administrator is logging in and not to reboot?
    Monday, September 21, 2009 6:12 PM

Answers

  • disable the check box that force the computer to reboot on logoff in WSS. OR
    Buy a KVM switch http://www.avocent.ca/products/solution-server.asp this will give you the possibility to press shift and even go in the BIOS and install software from a remote site. Call them they speak french and english.
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:54 AM
    Monday, September 21, 2009 6:28 PM

All replies

  • disable the check box that force the computer to reboot on logoff in WSS. OR
    Buy a KVM switch http://www.avocent.ca/products/solution-server.asp this will give you the possibility to press shift and even go in the BIOS and install software from a remote site. Call them they speak french and english.
    • Marked as answer by Sean Zhu - Wednesday, September 23, 2009 9:54 AM
    Monday, September 21, 2009 6:28 PM
  • disable the check box that force the computer to reboot on logoff in WSS. OR
    Buy a KVM switch http://www.avocent.ca/products/solution-server.asp this will give you the possibility to press shift and even go in the BIOS and install software from a remote site. Call them they speak french and english.

    Thanks DanQcCanada, this was very helpful.  I will refrain from being 'helpful' back!
    Monday, September 21, 2009 6:37 PM