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I'm running Windows Server 2003, and I noticed that when shutting down or etc, the server asks for a reason, and I'm wondering where I can see this information later? Like history or logs?


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In Event Viewer, pull up the System log and filter for event ID 1074. Those are the planned shutdown log entries, and include the text entered in the shutdown dialogue. The Microsoft KB has more information for your viewing pleasure.

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