When logging in to Windows Server 2016, Server Manager starts automatically. Here are four ways to disable Server Manager at startup:
- With the Server Manager GUI
- Using Group Policy to disable server manager for all users
- Disable the Scheduled task which starts Server Manager
- Use PowerShell to disable the Scheduled Task
- In Server Manager click on manage and then “Server Manager Properties”:
- Now tick the box that says “Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon”:
- Run gpedit.msc to edit the either the policy of the local machine or change your domain group policy settings.
- Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> System -> Server Manager:
- Open Task Scheduler
- In the left navigation pane, go to Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Server Manager
- Right Click on the “ServerManager” Task and choose disable:
- Run Windows PowerShell
- Enter the command:
Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName ServerManager | Disable-ScheduledTask -Verbose
So many methods to achieve the same result. Depending on how many servers you are looking after will determine which is the best option for you.