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Access is denied when using Reboot/Shutdown tool

 

f you receive an Access is Denied error

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when you attempt to Reboot or Shutdown a target computer please verify the following:

The credentials used to initiate the shutdown have Administrator privileges on the target machine (you'll need these privileges to scan anyway)

The credentials used to initiate the shutdown have been granted the User Right: "Force shutdown from a remote system".

  • GPO: Computer Configuration > Policies > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > User Rights Assignment > Force shutdown from a remote system
  • Local: Control Panel >System and Security > Administrative Tools > Local Security Policy > Security Settings > Local Policies >User Rights Assignment > Force shutdown from a remote system




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