2.17. Disabling the Manage/Configure Your Server Screen

Problem

You want to disable the Manager Your Server and Configure Your Server screens from being displayed when you log into a server.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

The following directions disable the screen for the currently logged on user only. See the command-line solution for how to disable it for all users by default.

For Windows Server 2003:

  1. From the Start menu, select All Programs Administrative Tools Manage Your Server.

  2. At the bottom lefthand corner of the screen, check the box beside Don't display this page at logon.

For Windows 2000:

  1. From the Start menu, select Programs Administrative Tools Configure Your Server.

  2. At the bottom of the screen, uncheck the box beside Show this screen at startup.

Using a command-line interface

Run the following command against a Windows Server 2003 or Windows 2000 machine to prevent the Manage/Configure Your Server screen from displaying for all users:

> reg add "\\<ServerName>\HKU\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\
Setup\Welcome" /v srvwiz /t REG_DWORD /d 0

If a user logged in before you set the previous registry value, then you'll need to run this command to disable it for the logged-in user (note: this command must be run locally):

> reg add "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\Welcome\srvWiz" 
/ve /t REG_DWORD /d 0

Using VBScript

' This code disables the Manage/Configure Your Server screen for all users ' (this only applies to users ...

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