Q. How do I access the Initial Configuration Tasks (ICT) window in Windows Server 2008 after initially disabling it when launching Server Manager?

A. To access the ICT window after disabling its automatic launch when starting Server Manager, go to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\MICROSOFT\SERVER MANAGER\OOBE registry subkey and find "Do not open Initial Configuration Tasks at logon." ”Set the “Do not show this windows at logon" value back to 0. You can also use the registry editor to change this value, or alternatively run OOBE.EXE to launch the ICT window.

Note: ICT is meant to only walk you through the configurations necessary to complete the server installation. For day-to-day systems management, use Server Manager.

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