Is there a command to send Windows Error Reports (WER)?

aolszowka asked:

Is there a command that will Report All Queued Windows Error Reports? This can be done manually by going to the Action Center->Expanding Maintenance->Clicking Check For Solutions, we’d like to automate this process for our server farms (a combination of 2008R2/2012R2 Servers).

My answer:


This option is available in Server Manager.

On Windows Server 2008 R2, scroll down to the Resources and Support section, and click Turn on Windows Error Reporting. Then choose Yes, automatically send detailed reports or Yes, automatically send summary reports.

Windows Error Reporting in Server 2008 R2

In Server 2012 R2, the option is also in Server Manager. Click on Local Server (or a specific server). Click on the word On or Off next to Windows Error Reporting. Then your choices are the same as above.

Windows Error Reporting in Server 2012 R2


These options can also be set in Group Policy, which is probably the best way to do it.


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