Wednesday 6 February 2013

Server 2012/Windows 8: A Couple of Quick Logoff and Reboot Tips

We have a quick way to log off a Windows 2012 server or Windows 8 machine:

  1. Hit Start –> type: Logoff
  2. Right click on Logoff and Pin To Start
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    • Above snip is _after_ pinning.
  3. ESC
  4. Start
  5. Move the Logoff tile to the Top Left of the Start menu.
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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:

  1. WIN+R
    1. shutdown –r –t 0 –f
      1. Reboot, time is 0 seconds, and force the reboot.
    2. shutdown –s –t 0 –f
      1. 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.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Windows Live Writer


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips!

Don't you just love the ease of which the most basic of tasks are done in Win8? [sarcasm!]

Philip Elder Cluster MVP said...

We take the good and the bad. :)

I don't mind the Modern UI setup. For now, it works where it needs to as a Start Menu.

Though, as a rule I've not used the Start Menu for much of anything since Windows 7 RTM.

Click Start --> Type what I need [Enter].