This article is for those looking for a detailed and clear guide on how to disable Server Manager autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2.

You can find out how to disable Server Manager autostart in Windows Server 2019 by reading “Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2019”.

This guide will cover several ways on how to disable the automatic start of Server Manager in Windows Server 2012 R2.

We go into the system under an account with administrator rights.

Open Server Manager, click on the “Manage” button in the upper right corner of the screen and select “Server Manager Properties”.

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

Check the box “Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon” and click on the “OK” button.

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

Server Manager will no longer start automatically.

You can also disable the automatic start of “Server Manager” through the task scheduler. To do this, you must disable the task that is responsible for the automatic start of “Server Manager”.

In Server Manager, click on the “Tools” button in the upper right corner of the screen and select “Task Scheduler”.

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

In the “Task Scheduler Library” go to the “Microsoft” section, then to “Windows”, and in the “Server Manager” subsection, select the “Server Manager” task.

In the “Actions” menu, click on the “Disable” button.

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

Server Manager will no longer start automatically.

In addition, you can disable the task that is responsible for automatically starting Server Manager using the command line.

Click “Start”, point to “cmd” in the search bar, then right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator”.

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

Disable Server Manager autostart using the command:

schtasks /Change /TN "Microsoft\Windows\Server Manager\ServerManager"  /Disable

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

Server Manager will no longer start automatically.

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

You can also disable the task that is responsible for automatically starting Server Manager using Windows PowerShell.

On the “Taskbar”, right-click on “Windows PowerShell” and select “Run as administrator”.

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

Disable Server Manager autostart using the command:

Get-ScheduledTask -TaskName ServerManager | Disable-ScheduledTask

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

Server Manager will no longer start automatically.

Disable Server Manager Autostart in Windows Server 2012 R2

Vladimir Mikhalev
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