At times mini dumps may not be sufficient to debug a specific issue. We may need a full process dump to further investigate the problem. came across a MSDN article that explains how to enable collecting user mode dumps to a local folder. Here is the link http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb787181(VS.85).aspx
Copy the following to notepad and name the file as localdumps.reg, You can then import it to Registry. Make sure that you have created a folder %LOCALAPPDATA%\CrashDumps
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Error Reporting\LocalDumps]
“DumpFolder”=hex(2):25,00,4c,00,4f,00,43,00,41,00,4c,00,41,00,50,00,50,00,44,\ 00,41,00,54,00,41,00,25,00,5c,00,43,00,72,00,61,00,73,00,68,00,44,00,75,00,\ 6d,00,70,00,73,00,00,00
You can download .reg file from here. Sample .NET application that simulates a Crash is available here
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