Timeout for hung logon sessions during shutdown

This policy setting configures the number of minutes the system waits for the hung logon sessions before proceeding with the system shutdown. If you enable this policy setting the system waits for the hung logon sessions for the number of minutes specified. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting the default timeout value is 3 minutes for workstations and 15 minutes for servers.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Policies -> System # ShutdownSessionTimeout

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components -> Shutdown Options


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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