If you are having trouble creating a dump file from a process owned by the
system user, then read on and I will show you how to resolve this.
Before we start, you will need the following tools and information:
- PsExec to execute commands as other users
- ProcDump to create the dump file
- The PID of the process you wish to create a dump file from (use this tutorial if you are unsure)
Now, within a command prompt, use
psexec to execute
cmd as the
C:\Users\USER\Desktop\PSTools>psexec -i -s -d cmd
The output of this command should look something like this: PsExec v2.11 - Execute processes remotely Copyright (C) 2001-2014 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com cmd started on HOSTNAME with process ID 2716.
Along with the above output, a new command prompt window will have now opened.
You will know if you have successfully executed
cmd as the
system user as your prompt will look like this:
Now it’s time to use
procdump to create your dump file, so switch to the directory where
procdump has been downloaded to:
Then, using the PID we obtained earlier, we tell
prodcump which process to create a dump file from:
C:\Users\USER\Desktop\PSTools>procdump -ma 7832 ProcDump v7.1 - Writes process dump files Copyright (C) 2009-2014 Mark Russinovich Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com With contributions from Andrew Richards [11:56:32] Dump 1 initiated: C:\Users\USER\Desktop\Powershell.exe_150714_115632.dmp [11:56:36] Dump 1 writing: Estimated dump file size is 271 MB. [11:56:37] Dump 1 complete: 271 MB written in 5.6 seconds [11:56:38] Dump count reached.
Congratulations, you now have a dump file ready for debugging!
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