JSI Tip 8116. How do I turn on logging to troubleshoot the Windows Server 2003 VDS (Virtual Disk Service)?

The VDS service in Windows Server 2003 is used by developers to provide an end-to-end solution to manage storage hardware and disks, and to create volumes on the disks.

For additional information about VDS, see Virtual Disk Service Technical Reference.

To troubleshoot problems with VDS, you can turn on logging, to create a %Systemroot%\System32\$VDS$.log file.

To turn on logging, run the following VDSLog.bat file, which contains:

@echo off
 @echo REGEDIT4
 @echo @echo \[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\vds\DebugLog\]
 @echo "Level"=dword:0000001f
 @echo @echo) >"%TEMP%\DebugLogLevel.reg"
net stop VDS
regedit /s "%TEMP%\DebugLogLevel.reg"
net start VDS
del /q "%TEMP%\DebugLogLevel.reg"

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