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How to Set the GlobalFlag Registry Value Using the Gflags.exe Tool

This article was previously published under Q243043
You can use the Gflags.exe tool to enable or disable the GlobalFlag registry value.
You can obtain the Gflags.exe tool from the Windows NT Resource Kit CD-ROM, or by following the instructions in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
206848 Windows NT Service Pack 4.0 Tools Not Included on CD-ROM
To find the usage for the Gflags.exe tool, type the following command at a command prompt:
gflags /?
NOTE: Running Gflags.exe without any command line arguments displays a graphical user interface (GUI) version of the Gflags tool.

You can use the GlobalFlag value to control system behavior for debugging purposes. The GlobalFlag value is located in the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

Article ID: 243043 - Last Review: 03/02/2007 00:21:53 - Revision: 2.2

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