Using the Registry to Manage Shutdown Event Tracker

You can configure the registry to enable or disable the Shutdown Event Tracker. The Windows Server 2003 default installation enables Shutdown Event Tracker by default. However, you can configure the registry settings to enable it or disable it on demand. The process is described in Exercise 9.09. We prefer to use the registry to configure Shutdown Event Tracker in many cases in comparison to the local Group Policy settings . The local Group Policy can dictate the shutdown policy for the domain....

Last Known Good Configuration

If the system is unable to start up correctly after you have installed a new device or made a configuration change, this option should be the first tool you use. It will restore the registry key to a copy of the one that was used during the last successful system startup. Note that this tool does not solve any issues with corrupt or missing driver files. To access this tool, perform the following steps 1. Press F8 during startup when you see the Please select the operating system to start...