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Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007 Resource Kit by Microsoft OCS Team, Stephanie Lindsey, Rick Kingslan, Mitch Tulloch, Kintan Brahmbhatt, John Clarkson, James O'Neil, Hao Yan, Byron Spurlock, Jochen Kunert, Rui Maximo, Jeremy Buch

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Using Client and Server Trace Logs

Both the Office Communications Server and Office Communicator use the Windows Software Trace Pre-processor (WPP) utility that is part of the operating system. The client manages this itself and dumps logs based on a check box in the UI (which drives one of several registry keys). The server dumps logs based on the tracing tool provided in the MMC snap-in. Though these logs are extremely useful, they also contain a great deal of very detailed information—much of which might not pertain to any problem or issue that is being investigated or analyzed. This section introduces the subject of tracing and offers some basic insights into looking through logs. Other sections on debugging and diagnostics delve into the ...

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