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LWE10024 : Howto deactivate shutdown - cause dialogue in Windows Server 2003 ("event tracker")

Symptom:

Every time Windows Server 2003 is shutdown or rebootet, an annoying dialogue pops up asking for the reason

Cause:

Works as designed

Solution:

This feature of Windows Server 2003 is planned for documenting every shutdown in the system eventlog. While this is a desired feature with a productive server (database, file, print....), it's very annoying with a testsystem or a server administrated by few credible administrators.

The built-in feature can be deactivated in the Local Computer Policy (type "gpedit.msc" in "run..." or Command Shell) under

-> Computer Configuration
-> Administrative Templates
-> System
-> Double-Click “Display Shutdown Event Tracker” and select Disabled
-> OK

If it's to be activated again, follow above procedure.


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