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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Ben has been associated with a broad spectrum of technologies starting from an early age, and he's contributed to the success of many businesses and enterprises since 2001. Most of his time is spent building cool stuff. When he's not working, he enjoys reading, playing acoustic guitar, and being with friends. He currently resides in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

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