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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Log Files

By default, if you enable logging when you set up your WWW and/or FTP servers, IIS creates log files in the Windows directory, \Windows\System32\LogFiles. The Web service log files are in subdirectory W3SVC1 and are named exyymmdd.log, where yymmdd are digits indicating the current date. A new log file is created on any day on which Web server activity occurs.

The FTP service follows a similar format, storing its log files in \Winnt\System32\LogFiles\MSFTPSVC1.

You can change the interval at which IIS starts new log files from daily to hourly, weekly, or monthly, or you can base this change on the size to which a log file is allowed to grow. To do so, you use the Default Web or FTP Site Properties dialogs. Locate the Enable Logging ...

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