getting rid of Manage Your Server Wizard

Discussion in 'Server Setup' started by James, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. James

    James Guest

    I thought srvwiz from these two keys would have done it but in only worked
    for current user, as soon as I created a new user and logged in with it the
    wizard started!:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\Welcome

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows
    NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\Welcome

    I need to figure out how to disable this from running for all users as part
    of my deployment process... right now using script to just edit registry
    directly but need all the right keys... anyone know them? or an alternative
    I'm not aware of?

    thanks for any help you can be.
     
    James, Nov 18, 2008
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  2. James

    Dave Patrick Guest

    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT is used when no one is logged on, aka the system
    account. You'll want to load the hive and edit ntuser.dat in the \default
    user profile. Set the DWORD value of srvwiz to zero

    \Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Setup\Welcome



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    Dave Patrick, Nov 19, 2008
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  3. Hello James,

    Why not using a GPO:
    Computer configuration, Administrative templates, System in the right pane
    enable "Do not display Manage Your Server page at logon"


    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Nov 19, 2008
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  4. Hello James,

    If you talk about server 2008:
    Computer configuration, Administrative templates, System, Server manager

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Nov 19, 2008
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  5. James

    James Guest

    thank you for the reply Meinolf. In my case there is no domain involved, as
    would typically be in corp environments.

    thanks again.
     
    James, Nov 19, 2008
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  6. James

    James Guest

    Thanks Dave,

    I'm not sure how to do that? I tried using regedt32.exe's 'load hive' and
    'import' options but get errors... I'm sure I'm not doing right as I have
    not had to do this before... If I understand correctly I essentially need to
    edit ntuser.dat 'offline', so to speak, right? If I google 'editing registry
    file offline' would I be pointed in the right direction?

    thanks again

     
    James, Nov 19, 2008
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  7. Hello James,

    You can also configure the local policy. Start, run, mmc, in the file menu
    add/remove Snap-in, choose Group policy object editor, local computer and
    add it. NOw you are able to use.

    Best regards

    Meinolf Weber
     
    Meinolf Weber, Nov 19, 2008
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  8. James

    Dave Patrick Guest

    Make sure the focus is on the local machine hive then load hive and give it
    some temp name. Then when you're down cursor back to temp name and unload
    hive.



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    Dave Patrick, Nov 20, 2008
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  9. James

    James Guest

    ah ya, hmmm, there is a wmi or adsi class for just about everything so maybe
    programatically setting this local policy is a good way.

    thanks
     
    James, Nov 20, 2008
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  10. James

    James Guest

    ah, got it. Thank you!

     
    James, Nov 20, 2008
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  11. James

    Dave Patrick Guest

    You're welcome.


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    Dave Patrick, Nov 21, 2008
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