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Microsoft® SharePoint™ 2003 Unleashed, Second Edition by Michael Noel, Colin Spence

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Logging ISA Traffic

One of the most powerful troubleshooting tools at the disposal of SharePoint and ISA administrators is the Logging mechanism, which gives live or archived views of the logs on an ISA Server, and allows for quick and easy searching and indexing of ISA Server log information, including every packet of data that hits the ISA Server.

NOTE

Many advanced features of ISA logging are available only when using MSDE or SQL databases for the storage of the logs.

Examining ISA Logs

The ISA logs are accessible via the Logging tab in the details pane of the Monitoring node, as shown in Figure 16.13. They offer administrators the ability to watch, in real-time, what is happening to the ISA Server, whether it is denying connections, and what ...

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