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How to enable verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status Messages in the Windows Server 2003 family
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For a Microsoft Windows 2000 version of this article, see 316243
This article describes how to configure Windows so that you receive verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status messages. Verbose status messages may be helpful when you are troubleshooting slow startup, shutdown, logon, or logoff behavior.
How to enable verbose startup, shutdown, logon, and logoff status messagesYou can enable verbose status messages by using Group Policy Object Editor or by editing the Windows registry.
To enable verbose status messages by using Group Policy Object EditorTo enable verbose status messages by using Group Policy Object Editor, use the method that is appropriate to your situation:
In a domain environmentIf you are in a domain environment and you want to enable verbose status messages on a group of computers, follow these steps:
On a stand-alone computer or a single computerIf you are using a stand-alone computer or if you want to enable verbose status messages on only one computer, follow these steps:
To enable verbose status messages by using Registry EditorImportant This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ )How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
To use enable verbose status messages by editing the registry, follow these steps:
If verbose logging is not enabled, you will still receive normal status messages such as "Applying your personal settings..." or "Applying computer settings..." when you start up, shut down, log on, or log off the computer. However, if verbose logging is enabled, you will receive additional information, such as "RPCSS is starting" or "Waiting for machine group policies to finish...."
Article ID: 325376 - Last Review: June 21, 2007 - Revision: 10.3