Disable Server Manager Dashboard At Logon In this short post we will look at the steps to disable Server Manager dashboard at logon in Windows Server 2012 R2. Server Manager is a tool that guides system administrators through the process of installing, configuring, and managing server roles and features that are part of Windows Server 2012 R2. It is not mandate to disable server manager at the start up. To disable server manager dashboard at logon you can use any of the 3 methods mentioned below.
Disable Server Manager Dashboard At Logon
The most easiest way to disable Server Manager is from the server manager dashboard itself. From the Server Manager console, click Manage and click Server Manager Properties. On the Server Manager Properties window, check the box “Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon“. Click OK. On the next start of the Server you will not find the Server Manager dashboard at logon.
The next method to disable Server Manager dashboard is by editing gpedit.msc in the local machine. Run the gpedit.msc command and navigate to Computer Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Server Manager. On the right pane right click the policy “Do not display Server Manager automatically at logon” and choose Enabled. When you enable this policy setting, Server Manager is not displayed automatically when a user logs on to the server.
The last method to disable Server Manager dashboard is by launching the Task Scheduler on the local machine. In the Task Scheduler console navigate to Task Scheduler library, Microsoft, Windows, Server Manager. On the right hand side, right click ServerManager task and click on Disable. This will disable Server Manager dashboard at logon.