A Quick Tip To Disable "Initial Configuration Tasks List"

by [Published on 26 Feb. 2009 / Last Updated on 2 Jan. 2009]

This article explains how you can disable the Initial Configuration Task List at logon.

Windows Server 2008 offers new ways to configure initial tasks through Initial Configuration Tasks Extension. This snap-in extension is launched when you reboot the computer running Windows Server 2008 except Server Core. There is a registry key to disable the automatic launch of Initial Configuration Tasks Extension at logon.

  • KEY: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\ServerManager\Oobe
  • Value Name: DoNotOpenInitialConfigurationTasksAtLogon
  • Value Data: 1=enabled, 0=disabled

You can use the above entry only on Windows Server 2008 computer running Full Installation.

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