It was not real obvious to me how to disable the Server Manager Dashboard that launches every time I login to a Windows Server 2012 or 2012 R2 Server.

Personally I find it annoying unless the server is running one of the built-in roles.

In Server 2008 R2 it was a simple check box.

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In Server 2012 and 2012 R2 it is a little more hidden.

To disable the Server Manager at login you need to go to

Manage

Server Manager Properties

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Then Check the check box for “Do not start Server Manager automatically at logon”

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  1. Worked fine for me first time (logging in not as the default Windows admin user) no need to disable a service here. Wonder how much time and $ MS invested in making everything hard to find in Server 2012/Windows 8?

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