2.15. Configuring System Failure Options
You want to configure what happens when a server encounters a critical failure and crashes.
Using a graphical user interface
From the Control Panel, open the System applet.
Select the Advanced tab.
Under Startup and Recovery, click the Settings button.
All of the system failure options are located under the System Failure heading. Modify the settings as necessary.
Click OK until all of the windows are closed.
Using a command-line interface
The system failure and recovery options are stored in the registry. You can view the
current settings by enumerating the
> reg query \\
On Windows Server 2003, you can also use the wmic utility to view these settings:
> wmic /node:
<ServerName>recoveros list /format:list
To modify these settings, use either the reg add command (on Windows 2000) or the wmic command (on Windows Server 2003). Next, I'll show some examples using wmic.
To disable admin alerts after failure, do the following:
> wmic recoveros set SendAdminAlert = False
To disable automatic reboot after failure, do the following:
> wmic recoveros set AutoReboot = False
To not write any information to a memory dump file after failure, do the following:
> wmic recoveros set DebugInfoType = 0
To set the mini-dump directory to d:\minidumps (only available with Windows Server 2003), do the following:
> wmic recoveros set MiniDumpDirectory ...