[thelist] IIS6 Log Files

Ken Schaefer ken at adOpenStatic.com
Sun Feb 15 01:45:52 CST 2004

Hi Joshua,

IIS puts the comments in (and I believe they are comments) whenever the
website is restarted. The reason I believe that it does so is because an
administrator may have changed the fields actually being logged.

To prevent an IIS Application Pool being unloaded, you change the values via
the IIS Manager. Goto the properties of the Web Application Pool in
question, and goto the Performance tab. Set the value regarding "unload the
application after being inactive for xx minutes". You can also set this
property in the IIS Metabase via scripting if you prefer.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Joshua Olson" <joshua at waetech.com>
To: <jeff at jeffhowden.com>; <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2004 4:11 PM
Subject: RE: [thelist] IIS6 Log Files

: > -----Original Message-----
: > From: Jeff Howden
: > Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 8:07 PM
: >
: > or, how about how to make analog/reportmagic ignore lines in the log
: > that are comments?  since iis has always inserted new header rows
: > the server is stopped/started or the columns to report on are changed,
: > say it's not unreasonable to ask the reporting software to
: > correctly ignore those lines.
: .jeff,
: I suppose if I was inclined to recompile analog (open source is such a
: I could do just that.  But, my issue, as I've recently discovered, is more
: than just a problem with analog.  My anal side wants to see nice and clean
: log files.  I'm not too keen when software changes its behavior from one
: version to the next.  At least this change is fairly benign.
: I've written a script to run through the log files and clean out the extra
: comments lines.
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