JSI Tip 10557. When you programmatically, or remotely, shutdown Windows XP, the computer stops responding?

When you programmatically, or remotely, shutdown Windows XP while a screen saver is active, the computer may stop responding, requiring you to move the mouse, or press a key, to inactivate the screen saver so that the shutdown may proceed.

The behavior may occur if the Interactive logon: Do Not require CTRL+ALT+DEL policy is enabled.

To workaround this behavior, either disable the Interactive logon: Do Not require CTRL+ALT+DEL policy or disable the screen saver.

To disable the Interactive logon: Do Not require CTRL+ALT+DEL policy:

1. Start / Run / Gpedit.msc / OK.

2. Navigate through Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options.

3. Double-click Interactive logon: Do Not require CTRL+ALT+DEL.

4. Press Disabled.

5. Press Apply and OK.

6. Exit the Group Policy editor.

To disable the screen saver:

1. Start / Run / Desk.cpl / OK.

2. Select the Screen Saver tab.

3. Toggle the Screen saver drop-down box and select (None).

4. Press Apply and OK.



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