If you want to remove the Shutdown Event Tracker,
the new Windows 2003 Server feature, and don't want to
document the shutdowns in Event Logs especially in a testing
environment, you can easily disable this feature in the Local
Computer Policy MMC. This console is not in the Administrative
tools by default, so you have to create it:
Open a blank MMC console by typing mmc from
the command line.
From the empty console, click the File menu and
select Add/Remove Snap-in or press Ctrl+M.
From the Add/Remove Snap-in page, click Add or
Alt+D, choose Group Policy, select Local Computer and
From the Add Standalone Snap-in page, click
Close. From the Add/Remove Snap-in page, click
Expand Local Computer Policy ->
Computer -> Configuration -> Administrative
Templates -> System and in the right pane locate
Display Shutdown Event Tracker.
Double-click the Display Shutdown Event Tracker and
select Enabled. Change the drop-down selector to
Click OK to accept the policy change. Close
the MMC console, saving it if prompted to so.