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How to enable the trace flag for deadlock in sql error log

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Hi how could I turn in the trace to capture the deadlock information whenever there is a lock, the trace should be able to capture in sql error log
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dbcc traceon (1204, 3605)

Or

Set startup parameters:

-T1204
-T3605

and restart the sql server.  This method is necessary if you want the trace flag to stay on after restarts
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Set startup parameters: will the below command work?

sqlservr –d"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\master.mdf" –T1204

sqlservr –d"C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL\Data\master.mdf" –T3605

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Guys,
I run the dbcc traceon (1204,3605)

But I did not get any log return regarding the deadlock even the server has quite significant number of blocking\locking
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Blocking/locking is NOT the same as deadlocking
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so,
is that mean trace flag 1204 will only capture deadlock information?
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yes, that is its purpose.  Sp_Lock will show you locking info, and sysprocess as well as sp_who and sp_who2 will show you blocking related data
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