“Server Event Tracking” on Windows 2003 … January 5th, 2004

Vinod Kumar

This is something I came across first when using Windows 2003. We are asked a reason when shutdown or during abnormal shutdown we are asked for a reason during startup. Nice feature … But more often than not irritating for me atleast … So here is how we can disable this from coming up …

1. Click Start, Run, and type in GPEDIT.MSC. or Select “Group Policy Object Editor” with the mmc snapin.
2. Traverse to Computer Configuration Settings-> System-> Display Shutdown Event Tracker.
3. Disable the policy.

Simple as it can get a GPO and we are all set … :) … For critical production servers keep this feature on as it allows us to track the events … You can always play around with test environments with these settings for sure …


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