Disk Diagnostic: Configure custom alert text

This policy setting substitutes custom alert text in the disk diagnostic message shown to users when a disk reports a S.M.A.R.T. fault.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows displays custom alert text in the disk diagnostic message. The custom text may not exceed 512 characters.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows displays the default alert text in the disk diagnostic message.

No reboots or service restarts are required for this policy setting to take effect: changes take effect immediately.

This policy setting only takes effect if the Disk Diagnostic scenario policy setting is enabled or not configured and the Diagnostic Policy Service (DPS) is in the running state. When the service is stopped or disabled, diagnostic scenarios are not executed. The DPS can be configured with the Services snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console.

Note: For Windows Server systems, this policy setting applies only if the Desktop Experience optional component is installed and the Remote Desktop Services role is not installed.

Supported on: Windows Server 2008 with Desktop Experience installed or Windows Vista
Custom alert text

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WDI\{29689E29-2CE9-4751-B4FC-8EFF5066E3FD}
Value NameDfdAlertTextOverride
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default ValueEnter custom alert text here

diskdiagnostic.admx

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