Friday, May 21, 2004

Strange thing with Windows 2003 and ATX Cabinet.

I just noticed one thing on one of my Windows 2003 Servers, Standard Edition.
The system on which the server is installed is having Athlon XP 1700 Processor on Via chipset Motherboard with 512 MB SD RAM inside the ATX cabinet.
On same machine with Windows 2000 and with XP you can shutdown the system by using Power Key provided on the keyboard(nothing great, often it is standard feature) without even logging in. When i tried the same thing Windows 2003 at the logon screen it didn't work. To surprise me more when i logged in and tried the same thing, server went down without even showing the shutdown tracking dialog box. So if someone presses the power key by mistake while configuring some important sofware(like VS.NET and any server product) the server will go down without even taking proper permission from the user.


At November 7, 2004 at 10:06 AM, Blogger Baghzaad said...


Do you have the solution for it as I have been trying to get rid of the power button. Even in the power options there is no option to disable this feature. Any ideas.



At November 9, 2004 at 10:48 AM, Blogger Mukesh Shende said...

On the display properties you can goto Screen Saver Tab and then Selecting Power Options Advance tab you can select the action when you press power button the options are
1.DO Nothing
2.Ask Me What to Do
3.Stand By
4.Shut Down.

Selecting "Ask Me What To Do" will provide with the shutdown tracker.

Hope this will help you.

Thanks and Regards

At June 19, 2005 at 2:09 PM, Blogger Baghzaad said...


The option u r talking abt is not there is there any other way tht I can do it like through registry.



At November 13, 2005 at 6:49 AM, Blogger Roberto Iza Valdes said...

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