Windows 2008 R2 RDS and Shutdown Event Tracker

Posted on 2012-08-27
Last Modified: 2012-09-02
I had one of our 2 RDS servers go down unexpectedly this weekend.  Now when users get assigned that server to login to, they see the Shutdown Event Tracker window when they get logged in.  Is there a way to disable this?  I have different user GPOs for user vs admin.  But I think this is a computer policy?

If I login to the console once and give it an explanation, will that clear it for future RDS logins?
Question by:jpletcher1
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    by:Sekar Chinnakannu
    Here you go, Goto Local Computer Policy -> Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates ->  System -> Open Display Shutdown Event Tracker -> Set to Disabled ->Click OK

    Once you done run gpupdate /force to enable this policy.

    Author Comment

    I should have mentioned, I'd like to keep this functional for admins, so I don't want to just turn it off altogether.

    Accepted Solution

    I ended up just rebooting the server so it came back up properly, and after that people are not getting the unexpected shutdown message anymore when they log in through RDS.

    Author Closing Comment

    The solution I was looking for was resolved by a clean reboot.  The other answer posted would also be helpful in certain situations.

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