Welcome… again

June 10, 2013 at 3:45 PMjamesbl

Since starting with my new company, I will begin by saying I am first going to migrate off some of my older blogs from here while I am still able to.  I do not plan to migrate every post, but only ones which are still relevant, so I welcome your patience.  As always, I’m happy to write about anything else that you are hungry for hearing as well.

First things first, I frequently do a lot of testing inside Virtual Machines (VMs) using Windows Server operating systems and one thing I’ve grown to dislike is having to type in a reason as to why I decided to shut down or restart my machine.

Shut Down Windows-2008R2 Shut Down Windows-Server2012

Even though I’ve grown accustomed to simply typing in a period (.) for the shutdown reason, and clicking OK, even that gets old, therefore, below is the registry key to use for disabling it altogether in Server 2008/2012:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability]
"ShutdownReasonOn"=dword:00000000

 

Note:  You will need to typically create the “Reliability” registry key before adding the registry value… or you can just cut and paste the above into notepad and save it as a .REG file for immediate import.

No rebooting is required for this and I’ve confirmed it works on Server 2003, 2008, and 2012.

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