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How to keep WMI/GlobalLogger turned off

Posted on 2010-11-28
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Windows\system32\Logfiles\WMI\trace.log keeps growing to fill up the hard drive.   I have read and tried all of the suggestions on Experts-Exchange.  The best idea seems to be to set  HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\WMI\GlobalLogger subkey START = 0.  But when I restart the PC or certain events occur, the subkey START goes to 1.  How can I keep this set to 0?   Thanks /Howard


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The trace.log file shouldn't get that big, even with WMI running.

Did you run the bootvis tool? That has been the cause of this problem before:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BootVis
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Many years ago I did use BootVis on this PC, then Removed it.   Months ago I reinstalled it and specifically deselected the Trace feature before I exited and rebooted.  But it has not worked.  I wish I know how to permanently change the subkey START to 0!    Or, where the keys are to shut this thing down except as controlled by the WMI Logging tools.   I will this this again!   Thanks. /Howard
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I'm confused by this process.  
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I'm more confused by this process
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After lots of confused by this process or what went wrong, please close it.
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I finally wrote a batch file in the Startup which changed the GlobalLoging from 1 to 0 at startup.  This is a good workaround. No other solution stopped the problem from returning in days or weeks.
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