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Even though it’s old, I still like it. The only thing that bothers me about Windows 2003 Server is that annoying shut down event tracking. There are multiple articles about how to use the group policy editor in order to turn it off. In some installations this is not an option as the system folder in the administrative templates is not available.

You can still turn it off via a registry entry. You simply add a new DWORD entry here: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Policies\\Microsoft\\Windows NT\\Reliability

With the new DWORD value: ShutdownReasonOn (0 = disable; 1 = enable)