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Shutting down a database fails with error 541 when started by the AdminService or a local administrator account.

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TitleShutting down a database fails with error 541 when started by the AdminService or a local administrator account.
URL NameP4177
Article Number000172017
EnvironmentProduct: Progress
Version: All supported versions
Product: OpenEdge
Version: All supported versions
OS: Windows
Question/Problem Description

Attempting to shut down the database using proshut or _mprshut.
Database started from ProControl or via the local administrator account.
Domain Administrator is unable to shutdown a database that was started as a local system account, even though the domain administrator account is a member of the local administrators account.
Steps to Reproduce
Clarifying Information
Error MessageInvalid shutdown request from <user-id> on <tty>. (541)
Invalid shutdown request from <user-id> on CON. (541)

User <username> cannot disconnect user <username> . (2258)
User <username> cannot disconnect user SYSTEM. (2258)
Defect Number
Enhancement Number
Error (541) indicates that the user who is attempting to shutdown the database did not start it.  The user, therefore, does not have the authority to shut it down.
The user needs to have local administrative rights to shutdown the database.  

Even a user who is part of a domain admin login account, who by default, belongs to the local administrator's group, does not inherit all of the rights and privileges of the local administrator.

This applies to any action that involves a Windows service.
EXAMPLE: ProService or AdminServer, under the System account, started the database.
Add a local user account with the same name and password as the domain login account.  Add the new users to the local administrator's group.  This will allow the user to stop any database started by ProService or the AdminServer.  

The reason this resolution works is that is allows for checking of the user name and not the fully qualified ID as it should.  Even if we expand this to cover Active Directory Domains, we still need to interact with the Windows UAC (User Account Control).  Need a way to test for a Windows administrator by being in one of the enabled local or domain admin groups.

It was determined that the Progress Product is functioning as designed.
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Last Modified Date11/20/2020 7:14 AM
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