How To Disable Server Manager At Startup For All Users? #WindowsServer #ServerManager

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Today’s post is not related to Virtualization or Cloud topic.

If there is one thing irritating me when I log on to Windows Server is Server Manager.

When you logs on to a server, the Server Manager application is automatically launched for you. Sorry thank you, I don’t want this!

This can be disabled every time you log on with different user via the Server Manager properties as shown in the following screenshot.


However, to disable it for all servers and all users, you can leverage Group Policy under:

Computer Configuration | Administrative Templates | System | Server Manager

Double-click on Do not display Server Manager automatically at logon and Set to Enabled and click OK.


However, if you are not using Active Directory in your environment and you want to automate this behavior for all users… What you can do is to use Windows PowerShell!

And what is surprising is that Server Manager is a scheduled task under Task Scheduler.

Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName ServerManager | Disable-ScheduledTask -Verbose


Server Manager is gone forever now Winking smile

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Charbel Nemnom is a Cloud Architect, Swiss Certified ICT Security Expert, Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), and Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), totally fan of the latest's IT platform solutions, accomplished hands-on technical professional with over 17 years of broad IT Infrastructure experience serving on and guiding technical teams to optimize the performance of mission-critical enterprise systems. Excellent communicator is adept at identifying business needs and bridging the gap between functional groups and technology to foster targeted and innovative IT project development. Well respected by peers through demonstrating passion for technology and performance improvement. Extensive practical knowledge of complex systems builds, network design, business continuity, and cloud security.

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