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Unexpected Shutdowns - Dialoge Box Issues?

Our UPS Powerchute Network Shutdown software is not setup yet.  We had a power loss last night, which caused unexpected shutdowns on several Server 2000s and Server 2003s.  In Windows Startup and Recovery they are set to automatically restart upon power failure.

Anyway, most of the Servers came back up fine but 2 of them (both Server 2003) came back up but were not working properly.

One of them did not have SQL services running, so the application that it runs would not work.

The other Server is set to auto-login to a domain account, launch an application and then lock the console.  This works fine upon a normal reboot, but this morning it was stuck at the Ctrl-Alt-Delete screen and did not auto-logon like it normally does.

These 2 Servers are rebooted regularly, and never have any problems with services not starting etc.

My questions are about the "Shutdown Event Tracker" dialogue box that comes up after an unexpected shutdown.  The one that asks you "Why did the computer shutdown unexpectedly?"

1.  Does this dialogue box prevent any services (or other Windows components) from starting until the box is filled out?
2.  Does the dialogue box prevent auto-logins?
3.  Is there a way to disable the dialogue box?

Thank you for your time!
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ES13Raven
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Netman66Commented:
1)  Yes, most likely it does.
2)  Yes, it would.
3)  Yes, you can.

On the Default Domain Policy or the Default Domain Controller Policy:

Computer Configuration>Admin Templates>System ::  Display shutdown event tracker = Disabled.
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ES13RavenAuthor Commented:
Thanks...

What about the "Activate Shutdown Event Tracker System State Data feature" Policy, which is enabled by default in 2003?  Would that need to be disabled as well?
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Netman66Commented:
You can, sure, but do the first one and see if it stops.  No need to disable what doesn't affect the box.



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