E1: OS: How To Collect Crash Dumps Or Core Files From Windows?
(Doc ID 870502.1)
Last updated on MAY 30, 2017
Applies to:JD Edwards EnterpriseOne Tools - Version 8.98 and later
Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
This document describes steps to install debugging tools on Windows and enable dump logging for any processes that crash. Customers can follow the steps to collect dumps for issues like kernel crashes in a Windows Enterprise Server, activeconsole.exe crash in FAT clients, etc.
There is a possibility that Microsoft may introduce changes to the steps mentioned below based on the new platform releases, so, we strongly recommend you verify with Microsoft or check for latest updates on their web site: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/241215 and other links included in the next section.
Steps to install debugging tools:
- Go to http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/devtools/debugging/installx86.mspx and download the latest version of debugging tools for windows (32 bit). This setup will install WinDbg which is used to study the crash dumps
- Install User Mode Process Dumper from http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E089CA41-6A87-40C8-BF69-28AC08570B7E&displaylang=en&displaylang=en This will create the folder - C:\kktools
- From, C:\kktools\userdump8.1\x86, click setup.exe. This will create the folder - C:\WINDOWS\system32\kktools
Steps to monitor a crashing process:
- Go to Control Panel and click on "Process Dumper"
- Click on New to add the process for which you need the dump. For example, jdenet_k.exe
- Click on Rules and set settings as indicated below:
- Use Custom rules. Set the dump file folder to C:\crashdump
- Enable "All Exceptions"
- Select "Monitor Process Exit" and set "MiniDump Type" to "Complete"
- Click OK and Apply.
Steps to enable/disable dump logging using gflags:
- Go to C:\Program Files\Debugging Tools for Windows and type the following command:
Gflags /p /enable <crashing executable name.exe> i.e. gflags /p /enable jdenet_k.exe
To verify that gflags has enabled page heap verification, use the following command:
- Reproduce the issue and send GCS the crash dump stored in the location, C:\crashdump
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