Display Shutdown Event Tracker

The Shutdown Event Tracker can be displayed when you shut down a workstation or server. This is an extra set of questions that is displayed when you invoke a shutdown to collect information related to why you are shutting down the computer.

If you enable this setting and choose "Always" from the drop-down menu, the Shutdown Event Tracker is displayed when you shut down.

If you enable this setting and choose "Server Only" from the drop-down menu, the Shutdown Event Tracker is displayed when you shut down a Windows Server computer beginning with Windows Server 2003.

If you enable this setting and choose "Workstation Only" from the drop-down menu, the Shutdown Event Tracker is displayed when you shut down a Windows workstation beginning with Windows XP Professional.

If you disable this setting, the Shutdown Event Tracker is not displayed when you shut down.

If you do not configure this setting, the default behavior for the Shutdown Event Tracker occurs.

Note: By default, the Shutdown Event Tracker is only displayed on the Windows Server family.

Supported on: At least Windows Server 2003 operating systems or Windows XP Professional

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability
Value NameShutdownReasonOn
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

Shutdown Event Tracker should be displayed:


  1. Always
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability
    Value NameShutdownReasonUI
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  2. Workstation Only
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability
    Value NameShutdownReasonUI
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  3. Server Only
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability
    Value NameShutdownReasonUI
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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