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Force shutdown from a remote system

AKA: SeRemoteShutdownPrivilege, Force shutdown from a remote system

Default assignment on workstations and member servers: Administrators

Default assignment on domain controllers: Administrators, Server Operators

To shutdown a computer remotely such as with the “shutdown /m \\computer” command you must have this right. Don’t confuse this right with “Shutdown the system” which is required to shutdown a computer to which you are logged on interactively or through Terminal Services.

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