AW: Remove "Shutdown" command from w2k PCs but enable restart

From: Nelson Brandon (brandon.nelson_at_rtc.ch)
Date: 11/02/04

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    To: "'focus-ms@securityfocus.com'" <focus-ms@securityfocus.com>
    Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2004 08:27:46 +0100 
    
    

    Hello

    Why don't you install the updates within a logout script, rather than the
    login script?

    That way the user won't have to wait while the updates are being installed,
    and you don't have to worry about removing the shutdown command.

    Just my .02

    Brandon Nelson

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    Von: Martin Mewes [mailto:mm@mewes.tv]
    Gesendet: Freitag, 29. Oktober 2004 22:47
    An: focus-ms@securityfocus.com
    Betreff: Re: Remove "Shutdown" command from w2k PCs but enable restart

    Hi,

    Am Freitag, 29. Oktober 2004 16:18 schrieb "Lett, Craig"
    <Craig.Lett@usfc.com>:

    > Your probably going to see them just use the power button if you
    > did that anyways. And if they were missing a shutdown button, the
    > mentality of an end user, would probably be to call you or the
    > helpdesk trying to report a virus or at least wondering where it
    > went. Why don't you push the updates out when they login in the
    > morning. That's when most of the places I have seen do updates,
    > asset management, etc... The user logs on and goes for their
    > morning coffee. Or you could just send a memo saying to leave
    > their PC's on when they go home at night. ;)

    Exactly. This is the way it supposed to be.
    Little fixes go during the login process and bigger ones we do over
    night/over weekend after writing an eMail to the users.

    We kindly ask to leave their machines powered on or restart them and
    if possible to switch on those machines from colleagues who are on
    vaccation or for some other reason not available.

    This works just fine :-)

    bis dahin - kind regards

    Martin Mewes

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