Disabling the Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows Server 2003 (and XP)

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I run Windows Server 2003 on my work laptop (largely because I’m getting up to speed with Windows SharePoint Services right now). I find that pretty much anything designed for Windows XP runs under Windows Server 2003, but there are some configuration differences out of the box. One of these is the shutdown event tracker – a useful feature on enterprise servers, but not so useful for me on my everyday laptop – so I was pleased to stumble across Microsoft’s advice on configuring the shutdown event tracker, including how to disable it. Interestingly, Microsoft knowledge base article 293814 reports that the functionality is also available in Windows XP but is disabled by default.

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