We have a quick way to log off a Windows 2012 server or Windows 8 machine:
- Hit Start –> type: Logoff
- Right click on Logoff and Pin To Start
Once the above process is complete to log off a server or desktop set up as above we hit Start then [Enter] and we are logged off.
To reboot or shut down the system we do the following:
- shutdown –r –t 0 –f
- Reboot, time is 0 seconds, and force the reboot.
- shutdown –s –t 0 –f
- Shut down, time is 0 seconds, and force the reboot.
The Run command can otherwise be pinned to the Start menu using the above methodology.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book