Disable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows 2003 using regedit
It is widely known how to disable the Shutdown Event Tracker using gpedit.msc, however, I needed a method to accomplish this using regedit. To disable Shutdown Event Tracker in Windows 2003 using regedit, change the ShutdownReasonOn from 1 (enable) to 0 (disable)
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Reliability] "ShutdownReasonOn"=dword:00000000
The source of this tip is found in the comments section of an article written in WindowsItPro to disable and enable the event tracker for Windows XP.