Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Stop Server Manager on Startup for All Users

The Server Manager wizard provides information of installed roles and features. This Server Manager wizard will be automatically launched at logon. You might not need Server Manager to automatically be displayed after each logon, you can disable this behavior by setting the option "Do not show me this console at logon" in Server Manager itself. If you are working with Active Directory domain service, you might need to turn off automatic start Server Manger for multiple users, you can achieve this need by setting the option "Do not show me this console at logon" through Group Policy.

Method 1: Stop by the option "Do not show me this console at logon"

You can easily stop the automatic launch of Server Manger at logon by checking the option "Do not show me this console at logon" and close the wizard.

disable server manager startup

Method 2: Stop Server Manager on Startup for All Users via GPO

- Open Group Policy Management Console by running the command gpmc.msc.

- Create new GPO and link it the the appropriate Organizational Unit (OU).

- Edit the policy to configure the settings "Do not display Server Manager automatically at logon".

- Expand the root Computer Configuration and go to the following node:
  Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Server Manager

- In right-hand side, select and right-click on the policy "Do not display Server Manager automatically at logon" ,click Edit.

disable server manager startup for all users

- Check the option Enable and click Apply button.

disable server manager startup for all users

- Now, close the Group Policy Editor snap-in.

- Update GPO by running the command gpupdate/force.

disable automatic launch of server manager on startup


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