Server 2012 : Shutdown option when connecting by RDP

After Windows 8.1 and 2012r2 we now have a sort of Start Menu button in the left hand corner (WIN+X). When working on Windows 8.1 machine I can shutdown the machine by right-clicking the start menu and choose the right option. Not so when i connect to the machine using RDP.

Working locally I have all the options:

Connecting using RDP, some options are missing and we have Disconnect option instead.

I set out to show the Shut Down option using a GPO, but the only solution I found was to press (ALT+F4) and choose Shut Down in the drop Down menu.


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