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Is there a way to change default shutdown reason on Windows Server 2012 & 2012 R2?

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Is there an easy way to set the default shutdown reason on Server 2012 & Server 2012 R2 to "Planned" instead of "Unplanned"?
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You can define custom predefined reasons, and turn off the built in predefined reasons with the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Reliability\ShutdownIgnorePredefinedReasons" registry value.  It'll only display your custom reasons after that.  I wouldn't consider that particularly easy though.

The only 'easy' configuration in the shutdown tracker is to turn it off.  :-(
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Not specifically what I was looking for but close enough.

pgm554 showed how to disable it in 2012.

Razmus showed how to customize the list it in 2003

Neither showed an easy way to change the default reason.
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