Capturing deadlocks in Sqlserver 2005 and 2008 version


is there any way  to capture deadlocks in sqlserver 2005/2008 without using sql server profiler?

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Yes. This article shows how to log for both errors and procedure usage:

Or you could roll your own based on this approach to just trap and log the deadlocks.
Ramesh Babu VavillaCommented:
just enable
dbcc traceon (3905)
dbcc traceon(1205)

this writes the query which caused deadlock
, you can read the query by using

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