Troubleshooting Folder Redirection

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 21 April 2009 / Last Updated on 3 Dec. 2008]

How to enable diagnostic debugging for Folder Redirection.

The Folder Redirection extension fdeploy.dll logs events in the Application event log, so that's the first place you should check when trying to troubleshoot a Folder Redirection issue on your system. If that isn't enough however, you can also enable diagnostic logging for this extension by setting the following DWORD registry value to 0x0F:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics Set\FdeployDebugLevel

In pre-Vista versions of Windows, doing this will create the diagnostic log file %windir%\Debug\UserMode\fdeploy.log. For Vista however, doing this simply adds more detailed info to the event log.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a widely recognized expert on Windows administration, networking, and security. He has been repeatedly awarded Most Valuable Professional (MVP) status by Microsoft for his outstanding contributions in supporting users who deploy and use Microsoft platforms, products and solutions. Mitch has published over two hundred articles on different IT websites and magazines, and he has written or contributed to almost two dozen books and is lead author for the Windows 7 Resource Kit from Microsoft Press. For more information, see www.mtit.com .

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