How to enable folder redirection logging to gather verbose troubleshooting information in Windows 2000

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This article describes how to enable folder redirection logging to gather verbose troubleshooting information in Microsoft Windows 2000. This verbose troubleshooting information is useful when you are investigating folder redirection errors on a client computer.
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Besides logging events in the Application log, folder redirection provides a detailed log that you can use to troubleshoot Group Policy issues. By default, folder redirection Client-Side Extensions (CSE) logging is set to only log errors. To avoid using unnecessary disk space, leave folder redirection logging at the default setting.

To enable folder redirection logging on the client computer, follow these steps:
  1. Log on to the computer on which you want to enable folder redirection logging.

    Note You must log on as an administrator.
  2. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  3. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics
  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD.
  5. Type FdeployDebugLevel, and then press ENTER.
  6. Right-click FdeployDebugLevel, click Modify, type 0x0000000F in the Value data box, and then click OK.

    Note FdeployDebugLevel can have the following values:
    • Ordinary: 0x00000000
    • Verbose: 0x0000000F
    The default FdeployDebugLevel value is 0x00000000.
Important After you finish troubleshooting, disable folder redirection logging to free resources.

Article ID: 907355 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 03:15:18 - Revision: 1.3

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