IIS 5 & IIS 6
Issues with the IIS 6 logs
Last post Apr 26, 2008 06:11 AM by steve schofield
Apr 25, 2008 01:45 PM|joefraja24|LINK
I have setup a server with Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and I have installed IIS 6.0 onto this server also. Whenever new websites are created, the websites will only write log visits to the Default website log file W3SVC1. We want a log created
for each site that is on our server. I have read on Microsoft's website that individual site logging is enable by default and you have to run a vbscript to enable centralized logging. We never ran the vbscript but all website logging only writes to that
one log file. Has anyone ever ran into this problem.
The server is an IBM x series 335 and to install an operating system, the IBM setup disk must be ran on the server first. If anyone has a resolution to this problem, please don't hesitate to respond. I have been working at this for over 2 weeks and I can't
figure out the problem.
Apr 25, 2008 01:58 PMfirstname.lastname@example.org|LINK
Each site does log to an individual file. Are these actually separate IIS sites? Check each sites' log properties and see where the file is and what name it uses.
Apr 25, 2008 02:06 PM|tomkmvp|LINK
As Jeff aludes to, you may have the concept of a "site" confused.
Apr 25, 2008 03:09 PM|joefraja24|LINK
Thanks for your response. Each site that we have setup in IIS is set to log to it's own individual file. For instance, site A's log file is W3SVC123456 and site B's log file is W3SVC789012. When either one of these sites are accessed, the information
is logged to the W3SVC1 log file only. I have even changed the location of the log files but all info continues to write to W3SVC1.
Apr 26, 2008 06:11 AM|steve schofield|LINK
It appears someone enabled Central logging. Here are a couple articles show how to enable, you can use it to disable. Open the text file in notepad to see if it's logging in w3c or binary.
Hope this helps.
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