How To Disable Microsoft Teams From Startup Server 2016 Datacenter

Operating Systems

In this article, I will walk you through the process of preventing Microsoft Teams from automatically starting up on Server 2016 Datacenter. Having managed server environments for many years, I recognize the necessity of maximizing server resources and limiting the number of applications running during startup. Disabling Microsoft Teams can significantly enhance server performance and simplify the boot-up procedure.

Step 1: Accessing the Task Manager

The first step is to open the Task Manager by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc on your keyboard. Alternatively, you can right-click on the taskbar and select “Task Manager” from the context menu.

Step 2: Navigating to the Startup Tab

Once the Task Manager is open, navigate to the “Startup” tab. This tab displays a list of applications and processes that are configured to run at startup.

Step 3: Locating Microsoft Teams

In the “Startup” tab, locate Microsoft Teams from the list of applications. You can identify it by its name “Microsoft Teams” or by its publisher “Microsoft Corporation”.

Step 4: Disabling Microsoft Teams

To disable Microsoft Teams from startup, right-click on it and select “Disable” from the context menu. This will prevent Microsoft Teams from launching automatically when the server boots up.

Step 5: Restarting the Server

After disabling Microsoft Teams, it is recommended to restart the server to ensure that the changes take effect. You can restart the server by clicking on the “Start” button, selecting the power icon, and choosing “Restart”.


Disabling Microsoft Teams from startup on Server 2016 Datacenter is a straightforward process that can help optimize server resources and improve boot-up time. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can effectively disable Microsoft Teams from launching automatically and enhance the performance of your server environment.