Remove initial configuration wizard on Windows Server 2008 using GPO

Open GPO management console using administrative privilege. Create and link a GPO with Enterprise Server OU. Right Click on Enterprise Server OU> Click on Property


Expand and locate Server Manager section in the following section of GPO. Expand Computer Configuration>Expand Policies>Expand Administrative Templates>Expand Systems>Select Server Manager.



Enable both the options as shown on screenshots.


Close the window. Run gpupdate on servers to apply GPO or wait for GPO to refresh at configured GP refresh time.

About Raihan Al-Beruni

My Name is Raihan Al-Beruni. I am working as an Infrastructure Architect in Data Center Technologies in Perth, Western Australia. I have been working on Microsoft technologies for more than 15 years. Other than Microsoft technologies I also work on Citrix validated solution and VMware data center virtualization technologies. I have a Masters degree in E-Commerce. I am certified in Microsoft, VMware, ITIL and EMC. My core focus is on cloud technologies. In my blog I share my knowledge and experience to enrich information technology community as a whole. I hope my contribution through this blog will help someone who wants more information on data center technologies.
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2 Responses to Remove initial configuration wizard on Windows Server 2008 using GPO

  1. Sazol Chowdhury says:



  2. Stevie Ray says:

    Nice precise article.


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