Disable Shutdown Event Tracker

1. Open the Start screen and enter gpedit.msc to start searching applications. Click the found result to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
Search the Start screen for "gpedit.msc"

2. In the left pane in Computer Configuration expand Administrative Templates and click the System section. In the right pane search for the Display Shutdown Event Tracker policy.
Find the "Shutdown Event Tracker" policy

3. Open this policy, set its setting to Disabled and click OK.
Disable Shutdown Event Tracker


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9 Responses

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  2. Shlomi says:

    Wowoww Great one. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Andrew says:

    On some Windows Server installations, you might have to install Group Policy Management from Roles and Features in the Server Manager console if the above mentioned tool (i.e. gpedit.msc) is not found. In almost all cases, gpedit.msc has always been there and ready, but this is just for anyone who can’t find it… ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, great article!

  4. Iain Elder says:

    If you get board of switching from your user account to your administrator account to turn off the computer gracefully, you can also change this Group Policy setting:

    Run Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) as Administrator.
    Navigate to:
    – Computer Configuration
    – Windows Settings
    – Security Settings
    – User Rights Assignment
    View the ‘Shut down the system’ setting’.
    Click ‘Add User or Group…’.
    Add the Users group.
    Click ‘Advanced…’.
    Click ‘Find Now’.
    Select Users in the search results.
    Click OK.
    Click OK.
    Close the Local Group Policy Editor.

  5. Shaun says:

    Hi. My server 2012 Std. does not seem to find gpedit.msc

    • Arris says:

      That’s weird. Check if you can find the ‘gpedit.msc’ file in %SystemRoot%System32. By my knowledge this file is present in every edition of Windows (Server), even if you due to license restrictions are not allowed to use it. Otherwise, copy it from Windows 8 or another Windows Server 2012 installation.

  6. Troels says:

    I don’t see the shutdown policy there. Server 2012 Standard RTM.

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