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Logging to the Global Logger Session

You can trace the actions of a driver or other trace provider during system boot by configuring the driver to log to the Global Logger trace session, a trace session that runs during system boot. The driver must be instrumented for software tracing.

Although the Global Logger trace session does not send enable notification to providers, the method described in this section adds code to the driver that lets the driver determine when it is enabled for tracing to the Global Logger session.

This method is supported in Windows 2000 and later versions of Windows. However, in Windows Vista and later versions of Windows, the preferred method of boot tracing is to use an AutoLogger a new feature specifically designed for boot tracing. For information about tracing the activity of a driver with the AutoLogger, see Configuring and Starting an AutoLogger Session.

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How to Log to the Global Logger Session

Example: Global Logger Provider

 

 

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