Crash dumps in Vista – enforce

Posted on June 6, 2008. Filed under: Debugging, Tips or Trix Dept. |

I picked up this tidbit from Mark’s Blog. Windows Error Reporting in Vista doesn’t create dump for all crashes except for some. Here is a way to configure it to create dumps in Vista SP1 as said by Mark:

“… take advantage of Vista SP1’s “local dumps” functionality so that I’ll automatically get a crash dump to investigate for any application crash I experience. If you create a key named HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\LocalDumps, WerFault will always save a dump. Crashes go by default into                     %LOCALAPPDATA%\Crashdumps, but you can override that with a Registry value and also specify a limit on the number of crashes WerFault will keep.”

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