Windows Server Essentials 2012/2012 R2 Log Files

[This post comes to us courtesy of Swapnil Rane from Commercial Technical Support] This post will reduce your efforts to identify which log to refer to and where to find it. This can be very useful when you are troubleshooting issues on an Essentials server. We have compiled a list of important logs and their… Read more

How to enable verbose logging for Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 Essentials

[This post comes to us courtesy of Swapnil Rane and Rituraj Choudhary from Global Business Support] This post explains how to increase the logging level for the individual components of Server Essentials role for troubleshooting purposes. In order to accomplish this, we need to modify the Logging.config file. This file can be located at C:\Program… Read more

Key Small Business Server 2011 Essentials Log Files

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Ashish Sukhija and Rituraj Choudhary from Commercial Technical Support] In SBS Essentials the location of the log files is under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows Server\Logs. From a support perspective this can be very handy as you will always know where the log file will be located. We have compiled a list… Read more

Scheduled Task to Remove Old IIS Logs for WSUS has been Updated for SBS 2008 and SBS 2011 Standard

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of John Bay from Commercial Technical Support] One of the problem areas in Small Business Server 2008 is the amount of disk space consumed by the WSUS IIS Log; files for reference see: Recovering Disk Space on the C: Drive in Small Business Server 2008. To help ease this… Read more

How To Enable Verbose Logging For Most SBS 2008 Wizards and Console

[Today’s post comes to us courtesy of Justin Crosby and Damian Leibaschoff] In some scenarios you may want to increase the logging level for the SBS console and wizards.  This post will detail how to change the logging mode. In order to change the logging level of the console you must edit the following configuration… Read more