Configure Shutdown Event Tracker on your local computer

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To configure Shutdown Event Tracker on your local computer

  1. Open Group Policy.

  2. Navigate to the Display Shutdown Event Tracker policy, and double-click it.


    • Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System
  3. On the Setting tab, click Not Configured, Enabled, or Disabled.

  4. Click Apply, and then click OK.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open Group Policy, click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.

  • The Server Only and Workstation Only settings that appear in the user interface (UI) have an impact on the local computer, but they are intended primarily for use by domain administrators.

  • To apply the policy setting to a remote computer, see "Group Policy" under Related Topics, below.

  • You cannot use Group Policy to manage computers running Windows NT 4.0, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, and Windows XP Home Edition.

  • Shutdown Event Tracker is enabled by default on all Windows Server 2003 family operating systems. It is disabled by default on Windows XP Professional. It is not a functional component of Windows XP Home Edition.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


Group Policy (pre-GPMC)
Enabling or disabling Shutdown Event Tracker
Configure Shutdown Event Tracker on a domain or organizational unit
Shutdown Event Tracker Resources