Server 2008R2 SP1 says it didnt shutdown properly

We have a brand new new VM running x64-2008R2 SP1 Standard on a host running x64-2008R2 SP1. While updating, each time we reboot and log into the machine, it says it did not shutdown properly.

How can we find out why and what is causing this?
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Ensure the Remote Registry service has been started if you shut down the computer remotely. A registry key value informs Shutdown Event Tracker to prompt a user information about an unexpected restart or shutdown. But without remote registry access, Shutdown Event Tracker cannot remotely reset this registry key value even after you have provided a reason.
You can safely disable Shutdown Event Tracker through local Group Policy settings to avoid the shutdown reason window.


Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
kassant7Author Commented:
Remote registry is running. It asks for the reason why are restarting (before we reboot as usual), but after the reboot is says we didn't shutdown properly.
kassant7Author Commented:
Is there a fix besides shutting down event tracker?
kassant7Author Commented:
Seems to be the only way to fix it. Thanks.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Windows Server 2008

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.