JSI Tip 10123. How can I disable the Application Error Reporting tool?

The Application Error Reporting tool collects information automatically whenever an Office program stops responding, and allows you to send a report to Microsoft.

To disable the Application Error Reporting tool, you can include commands in a Logon script AND in a Startup script.

NOTE: These commands use REG.EXE, built into Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and later operating systems, or installed from the Windows 2000 Support Tools.

Logon Script Commands

REG ADD HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW /V DWReportee /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1
REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW /V DWReportee /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1

Startup Script Commands

REG ADD HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW /V DWReportee /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1 
REG ADD HKLM\Software\Microsoft\PCHealth\ErrorReporting\DW /V DWReportee /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1
NOTE: See How do I prevent the Office XP Application Error Reporting tool from reporting errors?

NOTE: You can also use, and I prefer, PolicyMakerâ„¢ Registry Extension freeware.

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