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Disable Windows Server 2003 Shutdown Event Tracker

Hello,

I am trying to disable the Shutdown Event Tracker on my Windows Server 2003 Machine and can't seem to find where to do it. I have looked online and found tutorials saying to start GPEDIT.MSC from RUN and then navigate to Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System. I can't find System within Administrative Templates on my system. I have no idea why but the only directory within Admin Templates is Windows Components.

Any help to disable this would be greatly appreciated . Thanks for your time!
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mrmarkfuryCommented:
Here's a screenie, should be there. It's not a subfolder in System, its an actual policy underneath the folders
gp.bmp
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Forget Group Policy - just change it in the registry yourself - you only have one or two servers, right?

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555541
(The above says it's just for XP, but should work in 2003 - if it doesn't, please post a screen shot of the Group Policy.
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nsx106052Commented:
I would double check to make sure you trying to do access it locally and not from another computer.  This article explains the process.  

http://www.askvg.com/how-to-disable-remove-annoying-shutdown-event-tracker-in-windows-server-2003-2008/
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bano6010Author Commented:
Here is a screen shot of my Group Policies. I don't see system. Let me know If I am doing something wrong.
gp.bmp
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mrmarkfuryCommented:
Your GP snap=in dll may need to be re-registered: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555218

Try going to command line and typing:
regsvr32 gptext.dll
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mrmarkfuryCommented:
Just re-add the system.adm template, right click Administrative Templates->Add/Remove templates->add->select system.adm
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bano6010Author Commented:
Just what I needed to do. Thanks!
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