Internet Information Services (IIS) Log Management

Internet Information Services (IIS) can be integrated with the following types of log files: W3C extended, NCSA, IIS log and ODBC. SharePoint Manager Plus supports W3C extended log file format. This format provides information on a range of websites, Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, user information and site visits with time stamp.

Configuring Settings for IIS log collection:

User credentials with Administrator privileges is required.
It is better to enable logging for all the sites and servers in IIS manager.
ERROR DETAILS column specifies any error that happens during the setup and during log collection with respect to the server.

Internet Information Services (IIS) log archival

To edit the archival settings for IIS log search, go to ADMINCustom SettingsArchive Data.

IIS log search archival interval specifies the period after which the IIS log search indices will be archived. To change this interval, enter the desired number of days in "IIS log archive Interval" box.

IIS log search retention period specifies the period for which the IIS log data is stored in the search engine, after this the data will be deleted. To change this period, entered the desired number of days in the "IIS Log Retention Period" box.

Click on "save" to establish the changes made to the Archive Data settings.

Enabling logging in IIS manager in servers:

IIS Management

Steps to enable Logging in IIS manager:

Troubleshooting Server Connection Failure

Open command prompt in the system and try pinging the server. If the ping was not successful, i.e. "Ping request could not find host <hostName>. Please check the name and try again” then the server is not reachable. Make sure the server is reachable and try connecting to the server.

To avoid this error make sure that the account used is a part of Built-In administrator group in all the servers.

Make the changes in the server.

Open command prompt and type "Regedit" and click Enter. "Registry Editor" window will open. 


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control > Session 

Manager > Memory Management > LargeSystemCache - Set it to 1 (HexaDecimal)


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > LanmanServer > Parameters > Size - Set it to 3 (HexaDecimal)

 Add new "REG_DWORD" key: 

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Services > LanmanServer > Parameters > MaxNonpagedMemoryUsage - Set to 0xFFFFFFFF (HexaDecimal)

Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Setting > Advanced > Performance > Advanced - Set "Background Services"  > Apply 

Restart the server.