Disable error reporting

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

To disable error reporting

  1. Open System in Control Panel.

  2. On the Advanced tab, click Error Reporting, and then click Disable error reporting.

  3. To have Windows continue to notify you when an error occurs, even when error reporting is turned off, select the But notify me when critical errors occur check box.


  • To perform this procedure, you must be a member of the Administrators group on the local computer, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority. If the computer is joined to a domain, members of the Domain Admins group might be able to perform this procedure. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

  • To open System, click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click System.

  • To open System from a command line as an administrator, type:

    runas /user: computername \Administrator "rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL sysdm.cpl"

  • If your organization has configured Group Policy, you can disable error reporting by using the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in to configure the error reporting policy settings.

Information about functional differences

  • Your server might function differently based on the version and edition of the operating system that is installed, your account permissions, and your menu settings. For more information, see Viewing Help on the Web.

See Also


System and program error reporting overview
Enable error reporting
Exclude programs from error reporting
Remove a program from the error reporting list
Send an error report to Microsoft
System Properties Overview - Control Panel
Group Policy (pre-GPMC)