Here's the quick and dirty way to TURN OFF or DISABLE the "Shutdown Event Tracker" on Windows Server 2008 for all your test, development and virtual servers.

If you're like me, you have a bunch of development servers or virtual images running Windows Server 2003 in one of several flavors. The brief description of my problem and solution is that when I go to shut down or restart my server(s) several times a day due to OS tweaks and several installs and/or service packs, I get this questionnaire asking for a reason. The simple answer is usually "None of your business!" but it never matters what I type. So I asked around and found out the simple way to take care of this annoyance...