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WMS Client Logging - general properties

The WMS Client Logging plug-in logs the activity of clients that connect to your content. You can use it on both servers and publishing points. You can configure the following options for this plug-in.

Item Description
Directory The default directory is %systemroot%\System32\LogFiles\WMS\<V>\, where <V> represents a folder with the same name as the publishing point from which the logging data is originating. If the plug-in is logging data for a server, <V> represents the [Global] folder. If you are using a remote computer for administration, the directory is located on the server generating the log file, not the administration computer. You can use UNC format or an absolute address.

The default file name template is WMS_<Y><m><d>.log, where <Y> is the year, <m> is the month, and <d> is the day. When the log file is closed, the template is used to determine the appropriate file name. For example, if the log file is closed on January 1, 2001 and the default file name template is used, the resulting log file name is WMS_20010101.log.

You can use environment variables and wildcard characters. Environment variables must be delimited by the percent character (%). Wildcard characters must be delimited by the less than (<) and greater than (>) characters. For more information on wildcard characters, see the Wildcard characters reference. The following characters will be replaced with an underscore (_) character: <, >, ?, %, ", , or *.

  • In the Windows Media Services snap-in, click Browse to navigate to a new directory for log file storage.
  • Click Expand to display the full path of the current log file.

If the Logging plug-in is enabled, the active log file path is displayed in the Currently logging to box.

Log cycle period Displays the frequency at which the current log file is closed and a new log file is created. The default value is Daily.
  • In the Windows Media Services snap-in, click Modify to set a new log cycle period.
  • In the Windows Media Services Administrator for the Web, set the log cycle period on the same page.

For more information on log cycle period settings, see WMS Client Logging - log cycle period.

Cycle Now Click to save the current log file and begin a new log.

For information about additional logging properties, see WMS Client Logging - advanced properties and WMS Client Logging - log entries.

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