Simple way to disable Server Manager from starting at Logon


Server Manager is a very useful tool which is a single point of management for local and remote servers. It is great – but after some time you might get a bit annoyed with it starting up every time you log on to the server, especially on slow Remote Desktop connections…

There is a simple way to disable it from starting up automatically. This applies to Windows 2008 and Windows 2012

  1. In upper-right corner click Manage then click Server Manager Properties

    Disabling Server Manager startup - Manage menu Properties
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  2. Check Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon, accept by clicking OK

    Disabling Server Manager startup - Properties Do not start SM at logon
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1 Comment
  1. Pete says

    Thanks. It is annoying especially on slow Remote Desktop connections.

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