Sunday, April 24, 2011

SBS log files & file locations.

 

This is a List if Important log files for SBS 2003. These are very helpful in troubleshooting issues with corresponding technology.

%sbsprogramdirectory% = c:\program files\microsoft small business server

%systemroot% = c:\windows

The location can be cut and paste into the “Run” Box

 

SBS2003

Log File

Location

Details contained

SBS Backup

%sbsprogramdir%\Support\BackupWizard.log

Issues related to Ntbackup and backup failure.

SBS SP1

%programfiles%\Microsoft Integration\Windows Small Business Server 2003\Logs\Errorlog.txt

Logs issues related to installation of Windows Small Business server SP1 (not windows SP1)

CEICW

%sbsprogramdir%\Support\icwlog.txt

Logs Failures while running ICW (internet connection wizard). Helpful in resolving all failures in ICW.

Exchange 2003 SP1

%systemdrive%\Exchange server setup progress.log

Logs the events in installation of Sp1 for exchange 2003

Windows 2003 SP1

%systemroot%\svcpack.log, %systemroot%\setupapi.log

Logs the events in installation of Windows server SP1

IIS Logs

%systemroot%\system32\LogFiles\W3SVC1

Logs all communication with IIS , Logs for directories are in specific folders. W3SVC1 in most cases would be Default website

ActiveSync.log

Server 2003\Logs\SBSMSI-ActiveSync.log

Logs ActiveSync activity

 

 

SBS 2008

Log File

Location

Details contained

CTIW.log

%sbsprogramdir%\Windows Small Business Server\Logs

Logs all activities in "Connect to internet" wizard

DPCW.log

%sbsprogramdir%\Windows Small Business Server\Logs

Logs all activities in "Setup your internet" wizard

ERRORLOG.TXT

%sbsprogramdir%\Windows Small Business Server\Logs

Logs all errors while installation or migration of SBS 2008. Useful in finding reason for failed migration

SBSSetup.log

%sbsprogramdir%\Windows Small Business Server\Logs

Similat to errorlog.txt . Logs all activity while installation or migration of SBS 2008. Useful in finding reason for failed migration

fncw.log

%sbsprogramdir%\Windows Small Business Server\Logs

Logs all activities in "Fix My Network" wizard

W3WP.log

%sbsprogramdir%\Windows Small Business Server\Logs\WebWorkplace

Logs activity realted to Web Workpalce which contains RWW , OWA , Exchange etc

Pop3service.log

%sbsprogramdir%\Windows Small Business Server\Logs\pop3connector

Logs all activities of POP3Connector wizard

Exchange connector logs

C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\TransportRoles\Logs\ProtocolLog

Contains logs for Exchange send and receive connector, helpful in troubleshooting issues related to Email Flow on the server.

3 comments:

  1. small business file serverApril 21, 2012 at 4:40 AM

    I have been hearing about this SBS server. I think it is time to try this and check if it really works. My uncle actually endorsed this to me when I was still 3rd year college but I doubted because I relied on my teacher's server, But then it didn't work as I thought.

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  2. Mate, don't do it to yourself. We had to move from a beautifully stable, restart once a year linux server to SBS a couple of years ago. Have been working a lot more nights and weekends since. If you are running on linux now, for gods sake stay away from Windows.

    I ended up on this page trying to stop Windows from eating another hard drive with it's excessive log files which can't be moved to another drive. grrrr

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