Administrator Settings for Error Reporting

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8/27/2008

The following table describes the supported administrator settings.

Setting Description/ Registry Keys

Administrator Opt Out

Enables an administrator to disable error reporting.

If you opt out of error reporting, you must also hide the Control Panel icon. Otherwise, the Control Panel will show options that are not available.

  • To disable error report transfer:
    HKLM\System\ErrorReporting\DumpSettings\"DumpEnabled"=DWORD:0.

Hide Control Panel

Hides the Control Panel. This setting should be used when Error Reporting is disabled by an administrator opt out.

Weekly Maximum

Enables an administrator to remotely set a maximum number of reports per week.

  • To set a maximum number of reports per week:
    HKEY_Local_Machine\System\ErrorReporting\UploadSettings\"MaxWeeklyReports" = DWORD:nn

Maximum disk space

Allows an administrator to set the maximum amount of disk space for crash dump files.

  • To set the maximum disk space:
    HKEY_Local_Machine\System\ErrorReporting\DumpSettings\"MaxDiskUsage":REG_DWORD=NN
    Where NN is a number between 1 and 4, inclusive, that is a multiple of the result returned by DrWatsonGetSize.
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