Configure Error Reporting

Configures how errors are reported and what information is sent when Error Reporting is enabled.

This Policy will not enable or disable Error Reporting, to do so use the "Turn off Windows Error Reporting" policy in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings.

If this setting is enabled, it will override any settings made via the control panel for error reporting, and default values will be used for any error reporting policies that are not configured (even if settings were adjusted via the control panel).

If this setting is not configured, the user will be able to adjust the setting via the control panel, which is set to 'enable reporting' by default on Windows XP and to ‘report to Queue' on Windows Server 2003.

If this setting is disabled, configuration settings will be set to the default (unchecked for check boxes and empty for text boxes).

- "Do not display links to any Microsoft ‘More information' Web sites": Select this if you do not want error dialogs to display links to Microsoft Web sites.

- "Do not collect additional files": Select this if you do not want additional files to be collected and included in the error reports.

- "Do not collect additional machine data": Select this if you do not want additional information about the computer to be collected and included in the error reports.

- "Force queue mode for application errors": Select this if you do not want users to report errors. When this is selected, the errors are placed in a queue directory, and the next administrator to log onto the machine will be able to report the error.

- "Corporate file path": Type a UNC path to enable Corporate Error Reporting. All errors will be stored at the specified location instead of being sent directly to Microsoft, and the next administrator to log onto the machine will be able to report the error.

- "Replace instances of the word ‘Microsoft' with": Use this to customize error report dialogs. The word "Microsoft" will be replaced with the specified text.

Also, see the "Display Error Notification settings" in this same folder and "Turn off Windows Error Reporting" in Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Internet Communication Management/Internet Communication settings.

Important: If "Turn off Windows Error Reporting" is not configured, then Control Panel settings will override these settings.


Supported on: Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP only
Do not display links to any Microsoft provided 'more information' web sites.
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW
Value NameDWNoExternalURL
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Do not collect additional files
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW
Value NameDWNoFileCollection
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Do not collect additional machine data
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW
Value NameDWNoSecondLevelCollection
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Force queue mode for application errors
Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting
Value NameForceQueueMode
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value0
True Value1
False Value0
Corporate upload file path:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW
Value NameDWFileTreeRoot
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value
Replace instances of the word 'Microsoft' with:

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW
Value NameDWReporteeName
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

errorreporting.admx

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