How to disable the shutdown event tracker in Windows Server 2008


1) Open the group policy editor. Start->run->gpedit.msc

2) Navigate to Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System

3) Edit the "Display Shutdown Event Tracker" setting and select Disabled.

Comments (4)
  1. Daniel says:

    So would this disable the prompt users receive if the server has been shutdown due to power loss, or a hard reset?

    When our users (using terminal services) logon after a server crash and hard reset by us, they all get the prompt asking why the server was shutdown unexpectedly.

  2. Dennis says:

    It would have been nice if John would have answered Daniel's question so he and now I wouldn't have to keep searching.

  3. Matthew says:

    Yeah same.

    I think from what I understand of GP that it would do that, I'm applying it at the moment to a terminal server.

  4. Mark says:

    I don't want to completely disable the Tracker, because it acts as an extra little trip wire to prevent unintended shutdowns. But Like everyone else, I am looking for a way to prevent RDS users from seeing it.

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