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Is there a line I can add to my login scripts or something with GPO to prevent the "Manage Your Server" screen from showing up when I log in to a Windows 2003 Server?

manage your server screen

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You can do this via a GPO

http://www.techcow.com/tech-tips/windows-2003/how_to_disable_manage_your_server_wizard_in_windows_2003.html

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I like that the link includes the 20+ admin users that will also see the screen. It's not just about number of servers but number of admin users as well. –  steve.lippert Jun 22 '09 at 17:27
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Because links are ephemeral... Start>Run: type in gpedit.msc (that will launch a Group Policy Object Editor console). Then go to:Computer configuration - Administrative templates - System - Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon –  Kara Marfia Jun 22 '09 at 18:19
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Why not click the little check box that reads

Don't display this page at logon

Or do you just have so many servers to do that to it's beyond reasonable.

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+1 we usually do this to all servers. Maybe the little checkbox isnt as obvious as it should be. I am sure its probably as simple as changing a 1 to a 0 in the registry somewhere. –  cop1152 Jun 22 '09 at 17:34
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Quite late but might be handy so check here :

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\Welcome
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