Remove the Shutdown Event Tracker for Server 2003

Well if you turn on and off your server quite a few time each day you may wonder how to get rid if placing a response into the Comment: window on shutdown.  Since I am running this on a laptop it was driving me nuts!  
By now you should have domain-based Group Policy set up - RIGHT?

  • Close everything that is running (or take a chance)

  • Click Start, and then click Run. Type MMC

  • Expand your Local Computer Policy

  • Expand your Computer Configuration

  • Expand your Administrative Template

  • Expand your System

  • now on the right side find Display Shutdown Event Tracker

  • double click it and select Disabled - click OK

  • File - Exit  and select Save


1. To force  the replication of Group Policy, enter the gpupdate from the command prompt

2. To put it back in service simple reverse steps and select Enable 

Let me know if you have any problems.

Jim House

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