I do not want to use server manager every single time I log into Windows Server 2012, yet it turns on and slowly loads every time i log in. In Windows 2008 R2 there was a simple checkbox to indicate never to auto-open it again.

Is there a similar off switch for Windows Server 2012?


Tick the box beside Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon.

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  • I like yours better. :P – Nathan C Apr 9 '14 at 13:13
  • Thanks. Was so used to that box being on the first page I got lazy. – Daniel Williams Apr 10 '14 at 13:57
  • @DanielWilliams Happens to the best of us. Hell, you can't trust a sysadmin who isn't at least a little bit lazy. :) – HopelessN00b Apr 10 '14 at 13:58

It's easy. Go to Manage -> Server Manager Properties and check the box to not show it at logon.

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