Disable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows Server 2003

The Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows Server 2003 is meant to log when the system was shutdown or restarted and why. The problem is that it’s annoying as hell when you’re working on a new system, or for whatever reason a Windows Server is constantly issued with restarts.

Edit your default domain policy (for a lot of servers), or the local group policy (gpedit.msc) for one machine and turn if off as follows:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Display Shutdown Event Tracker: disabled

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Benjamin has been associated with computer technology starting from a very early age, and has contributed to the success of many businesses and enterprises since 2001. He loves to crush pow at Keystone, play acoustic guitar, climb rocks, and ascend mountains on his road bike. Benjamin is an Avalanche fan and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado.

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