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How to Log Off, Shutdown, Sleep & Restart Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8


Log Off (Log Out) of Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8

Press Ctrl-Alt-Delete then select Sign Out

Log Off of Terminal Session on Windows Server 2012 or Windows 8

If you are connected via RDP (Remote Desktop Client) Press Ctrl-Alt-End then select Sign Out

You will notice on the screen you can also LOCK the computer or bring up task manager

To Shutdown,  Sleep, or restart

Press WindowKey + C {for the Charms menu} – Settings – Press the Power button on the popup menu and pick either sleep, restart or shutdown


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Dan Stolts (The "ITProGuru") is a technology expert who is a master of systems management and security. He is proficient in many Microsoft products especially in the server area (Windows Server, System Center, Exchange, SharePoint, Virtualization, Etc) and holds many certifications including MCT, MCITP, MCSE, TS, etc. Dan is currently specializing in System Management and Security and is also very passionate about virtualization technologies. Dan is and has been a very active member of the community. He is president of Boston User Groups, Founder of Virtualization Group Boston, Founder of North East Leaders and serves on many IT Community group boards. He is in the process of writing his first book on building technology communities. He is a believer in social networking and can be reached on twitter @ITProGuru. He has participated in many non-technology community groups such as: Rotary Club, Lions Club, local Chambers of Commerce and is a mentor for the local high schools. Dan is an enthusiastic advocate of technology and is passionate about helping others. Dan's lifelong passion has been and continues to be to help and teach others!

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