Using ADPlus to get a minidump of a crashing process

ADPlus is a debugging tool that Microsoft includes in their windows debugging toolkit. It can (among other things) create a minidump when an application crashes. It uses the command line debugger (CDB) and waits for the application to crash. It then generates a large heap dump of the process. This is useful for applications and process’s that have no mechanism for handling unhandled exceptions.

It works like this:

adplus –p <process ID> -crash –o C:outputdir

Where process ID is the id of the process to monitor (Or you simply supply the name of the application.

-crash signifies you want it to monitor for crashes in the target app.

-o is the specified output directory.

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