WerRemoveExcludedApplication function (werapi.h)

Removes the specified application from the list of applications that are to be excluded from error reporting.


HRESULT WerRemoveExcludedApplication(
  [in] PCWSTR pwzExeName,
  [in] BOOL   bAllUsers


[in] pwzExeName

A pointer to a Unicode string that specifies the name of the executable file for the application, including the file name extension. The maximum length of this path is MAX_PATH characters.

This file must have been excluded using the WerAddExcludedApplication function or WerRemoveExcludedApplication fails.

[in] bAllUsers

If this parameter is TRUE, the application name is removed from the list of excluded applications for all users. Otherwise, it is only removed from the list of excluded applications for the current user.

Return value

This function returns S_OK on success or an error code on failure, including the following error code.

Return code Description
The process does not have access to update the list in the registry. See the Remarks section for additional information.


This function removes applications that were added to the excluded applications list using the WerAddExcludedApplication function.

If bAllUsers is TRUE, the list of excluded applications is stored under the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry hive. The calling process must have permissions to write to HKLM registry hive. If bAllUsers is FALSE, the list of excluded applications is stored under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry hive.


Minimum supported client Windows Vista [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows Server 2008 [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header werapi.h
Library Wer.lib
DLL Wer.dll

See also

WER Functions


Windows Error Reporting