A Quick Tip To Create A User Mode Process Dump File

by [Published on 16 July 2009 / Last Updated on 28 Feb. 2009]

This article explains how you can use ADPlus.vbs to create a User Mode Process dump file when a process terminates unexpectedly.

ADPlus tool is very useful in creating a User Mode Process Dump file. I always use this tool to create a dump for diagnosing purpose. ADPlus is a VB script and ships with Debugging Tools for Windows.


  • Download the Debugging Tools for Windows from the below URL:


  • Identify the process fo which you want to create a dump file.
  • Execute the following commands:
  • ADPlus.vbs -crash -p -o


  • ADPlus.vbs -crash -pn -o
  • Using the above commands the dump file will be created when process terminates unexpectedly.

Note: You can also use the above command in Server Core.


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Nirmal Sharma is a MCSEx3, MCITP and was awarded the Microsoft MVP award in Directory Services and Windows Networking. He specializes in Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Directory Services, Failover Clusters, Hyper-V, PowerShell Scripting and System Center products. Nirmal has been involved with Microsoft Technologies since 1994. In his spare time, he likes to help others and share some of his knowledge by writing tips and articles on various sites and contributing to PowerShell-based Dynamic Packs for www.ITDynamicPacks.Net solutions.

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