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How to turn on logging for the VDS in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2


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Introduction

The Virtual Disk service (VDS) in Microsoft Windows Server is a set of APIs that provides a single interface to manage disks. The VDS provides an end-to-end solution to manage storage hardware and disks and to create volumes on the disks.

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More information

To help you troubleshoot any problems with the VDS, turn on logging. To turn on logging, follow these steps.

Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Locate the
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\vds
    subkey.
  3. Right-click the
    vds
    subkey, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Name the new key DebugLog.
  5. Right-click the new DebugLog key, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Name the new value Level.
  7. Double-click the new Level value, type 1F in the Value data text box, and then click OK.
  8. Quit Registry Editor.
  9. Click Start, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Services.
  10. Stop and then restart the VDS.

    The $VDS$.log file is created in the %Systemroot%\System32 folder.

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References

For additional information about the VDS, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

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Keywords: kbservice, kbregistry, kbperformance, kbhowto, kbinfo, KB842011

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Article Info
Article ID : 842011
Revision : 4
Created on : 7/28/2009
Published on : 7/28/2009
Exists online : False
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