Friday, March 28, 2014

Windows Server 2012 - Disable Server Manager

q: When a user logs onto Windows Server 2008 or 2012 they are presented with Server Manager.  What is an easy way to disable that?

a: Follow these steps to prevent Server Manager from opening every time you log into the server:

  1. Open Task Scheduler
  2. Expand Task Scheduler Library
  3. Expand Microsoft
  4. Expand Windows
  5. Select Server Manager
  6. Locate the "ServerManager" task
  7. Right click and select Disable