Tuesday, August 12, 2008

IIS 6.0 Log Files

Ever wondered where IIS6.0 stores the log files for your website?

I did and found out that IIS 6.0 puts them in the following folder:


The most valuable log files for IIS6 (and their locations) are:

  • HTTP.SYS Error Log - %windir%\System32\LogFiles\HTTPERR (Default location; configurable)
  • IIS Website Log - %windir%\System32\LogFiles\W3SVC# (Default location; configurable) **
  • Event Log (both System and Application)

More information is available in this David Wang's post - http://blogs.msdn.com/david.wang/archive/2005/12/31/HOWTO_Basics_of_IIS6_Troubleshooting.aspx

1 comment:

Larry W. Virden said...

The URL to the howto basics of iis6 troubleshooting appears to be invalid. Is there a new URL that can be used?