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Enable loggingWarning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
Note This registry key is present already in Windows 2000 and XP Professional.
- Start Registry Editor. To do this, click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
- Locate the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\SecurityProviders\SCHANNEL
- On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:Value Name: EventLoggingNote After you add this property, you must give it a value. See the table in the "Logging options" section to obtain the appropriate value for the kind of events that you want to log.
Data Type: REG_DWORD
- Exit Registry Editor.
- Click Start, click Shut Down, click to select Restart, and then click OK to restart the computer. (Logging does not take effect until after you restart the computer).
Logging optionsThe default value for Schannel event logging is 0x0000 in Windows NT Server 4.0, which means that no Schannel events are logged. In Windows 2000 Server and Windows XP Professional, this value is set to 0x0001, which means that error messages are logged. Additionally, you can log multiple events by specifying the hexadecimal value that equates to the logging options that you want. For example, to log error messages (0x0001) and warnings (0x0002), set the value to 0x0003.
|0x0000||Do not log|
|0x0001||Log error messages|
|0x0004||Log informational and success events|