Enable Reliability and Problem history on Windows Server 2008 and 2012

Posted: March 15, 2013 in Information, Windows General
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Should be simple and obvious, but it’s not. This guy explains how to do it really well.

Same steps apply for Server 2012, just check also that the RAC task itself is actually enabled, as well as the triggers.


(I have copied the linked post after his original link changed so I don’t “lose” it again. I did find the updated link and have updated it above)

Enable reliability and problem history on Windows Server 2008 R2

On Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, the reliability and problem history don’t work. You need to update the KB974431 to fix the problem.
After installed the update, the reliability and problem history of Windows 7 is resumed normal. However, on Windows Server 2008 R2 RTM, we need to modify the following registry.
1. On Windows Server 2008 R2, log in as Administrator.
2. Launch “Registry Editor“.
3. Navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Reliability Analysis\WMI“.
4. On right pane, double-click “WMIEnable“.
5. Under “Value data“, enter “1“.
6. Click “OK“.
7. Close “Registry Editor“.
8. Launch “Task Scheduler“.
9. Expand “Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > RAC“.
10. On central pane, right-click “RacTask“, select “Properties“.
11. On “RacTask Properties” window, select “Triggers” tab.
12. Select “One time“, click “Edit“.
13. On “Edit Trigger” window, next to Advanced settings“, check “Enabled“.
14. Click “OK” twice.
15. Restart the computer.

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