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I'm not using this as a production server but rather as a development box, and not being able to shut the thing down without entering stuff into the reason box is annoying. Can I disable that behavior?

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  1. Type gpedit.msc in RUN dialog box and press Enter.

  2. It'll open Group Policy Editor. Now go to:

    Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System

  3. In right-side pane, look for "Display Shutdown Event Tracker" option.

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Perfect! Thanks. (Will accept in 2 mins) – Billy ONeal May 22 '11 at 7:12
No Problem glad to help. – Branden May 22 '11 at 7:16

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