How to disable server manager at startup

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Server Manager is a feature included with server editions of Windows, such as Windows Server 2008. The Server Manager window displays information, including the server's status and system logs, and provides various panes that configure installed features, user accounts and services. By default, the Server Manager window appears each time the computer starts up. You can disable the Server Manager from starting up automatically by using the option present in the Server Manager itself or through group policy.

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Instructions

    Server Manager Window

  1. 1

    Click "Start," "Administrative Tools" and "Server Manager."

  2. 2

    Expand the "Server Summary" and "Computer Information" areas in the main window if they aren't already visible by clicking the arrows to the left of their names.

  3. 3

    Click the "Do Not Show Me this Console at Logon" check box under "Product ID" at the bottom of the "Computer Information" section.

    Group Policy

  1. 1

    Click "Start," "Administrative Tools" and "Group Policy Management."

  2. 2

    Navigate to the "Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Server Manager/" sub-folder in the left pane of the Group Policy Management window.

  3. 3

    Double-click the "Do Not Display Server Manager Automatically at Logon" setting in the right pane.

  4. 4

    Click "Enabled" and "OK."

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