There are currently no power options available (Remote Desktop) RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    How to enable the power option for remote shutdown or restart?

    When you remote desktop to Windows Developer Preview the option is not available.

    But for Windows Server Developer Preview the option is available.

    Thank you

    Saturday, October 1, 2011 7:59 PM

All replies

  • On the Metro Screen, if you press Ctrl+Alt+Del, there is a power button in the lower right hand corner.
    Is that not available on the Remote Desktop?


    Sunday, October 2, 2011 11:04 PM
  • The requester was referring to running Win 8 from Remote Desktop.  If you press CTRL+ALT+DEL it will take effect for the HOST machine, not the REMOTE machine.  To affect the remote machine you need to press CTRL+ALT+END.

    When running in Remote Desktop, if you click the Shutdown button you will get a message "There are currently no power options available" (I get this when remoting into a virtual machine with Win 8 installed on it).
    Friday, October 14, 2011 10:41 PM
  • Any update on this?
    Monday, November 14, 2011 12:49 PM