Exchange Server 2013/2016 EWS Logging Configuration

Up until Mid/Late Exchange 2010, all EWS logging was saved in the query string field in IIS logs. However, due to the amount of logging that is sometimes needed for troubleshooting etc., the location  was moved. This allowed more detailed logging without unnecessarily bloating the single IIS log field. The new default location is as follows:…

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Log Parser Studio – Keyboard Shortcuts

I often find myself wooing and wowing colleagues with the keyboard shortcuts built into LPS. Though they can be found via help, I thought it might a good idea to list them here since they are so handy: Log Parser Studio – Shortcuts ALT+B – Display the Batch Job window. CTRL+C – Query Results: Copy…

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LPS: Custom Field Extraction

I may have mentioned this before but I use it so often, I think it deserves it's own post. I am often faced (as in very often) with a single field of data that has lots of disparate bits of data embedded within it. A perfect example is the cs-uri-query field contained in IIS logs, especially where Exchange…

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LPS Tutorial: Batched Queries, Folders and Automation

One of the coolest features of LPS is batch queries and automating them. What could be cooler than arriving in the morning and seeing comprehensive reports of your CAS array, event logs etc. just waiting for you? This tutorial is an in-depth step-by-step tutorial on how this works and how to accomplish.   First, we…

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Log Parser Studio V2 Updated (12/11/2013)

The latest bits for LPS 2.0 are now available. This update contains a number of small fixes and enhancements including the promised fix of enabling the "Use Double Quotes" option for IIS Advanced Logging. The latest bits and associated links are below.  Download the latest version of LPS: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Log-Parser-Studio-cd458765   There is also the ability…

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Log Parser Studio and IIS Advanced Logging

I was approached on two occasions with questions about LPS and IIS Advanced Logging and if LPS can successfully query these logs. The use double-quotes option isn't yet available in LPS (hopefully coming soon) so here is a workaround that should suffice for now: Open an existing IIS Advanced log, copy the fields header row, paste into a…

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Log Parser Studio – Exchange 2003 Message Tracking Logs

If you saw the post about Exchange log file formats known from within LPS as “EEL” and “EELX” you may remember that they all follow the same basic format albeit with a few exceptions. Exchange 2003 message tracking logs is one of those exceptions. Exchange 2003 message tracking logs are in a TSV type format so the TSV input log type works…

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Log Parser Studio – Tips and Tricks

I mentioned in several posts that there were lots of improvements and hidden nuggets in Log Parser Studio that haven’t been documented yet. Well, let’s start listing them. Many of these are either concepts or simple one-off shortcuts that may not fit a formal structure all that well so here goes: The Purple Timer I wonder how many people…

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Log Parser Studio 2.0 Released!

After quite a bit of blood, sweat and tears, LPS 2.0 was released today. A large number of improvements have been made since V1. When considering improvements many were the result of either feedback from engineers and customers or, removing workflow barriers whenever I ran into them. In other words since I use LPS everyday I…

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Log Parser Studio – Upgrading from V1 to V2

If you are installing Log Parser Studio for the first time, you don’t need anything in this post. If this your first time using LPS please see this post which explains the prerequisites and how to get LPS up and running quickly. If you already have LPS V1 installed and you have been modifying existing queries…

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