Enabling Group Policy Debug Logging in Vista

by Mitch Tulloch [Published on 21 Jan. 2009 / Last Updated on 14 Nov. 2008]

In Windows Vista and later you can obtain additional detailed information concerning Group Policy processing by enabling debug logging. This can be useful when troubleshooting Group Policy processing issues.

In Windows Vista and later you can obtain additional detailed information concerning Group Policy processing by enabling debug logging. This can be useful when troubleshooting Group Policy processing issues. To enable debug logging, create a REG_DWORD registry value named GPEditDebugLevel under the following registry key:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Assigning this new registry value a data value of 0x10002 will cause a GpEdit.log file to be created in the %systemroot%\debug\usermode folder.

The Author — Mitch Tulloch

Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies. He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books.

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