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Do not display Server Manager automatically at logon

This policy setting allows you to turn off the automatic display of Server Manager at logon. If you enable this policy setting Server Manager is not displayed automatically when a user logs on to the server. If you disable this policy setting Server Manager is displayed automatically when a user logs on to the server. If you do not configure this policy setting Server Manager is displayed when a user logs on to the server. However if the “Do not show me this console at logon” (Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2) or “Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon” (Windows Server 2012) option is selected the console is not displayed automatically at logon. Note: Regardless of the status of this policy setting Server Manager is available from the Start menu or the Windows taskbar.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Server -> ServerManager # DoNotOpenAtLogon

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Server Manager

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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