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Logging

Updated: October 4, 2007

Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2

Logging is a means of recording the activity of the clients that connect to your content. Logging is important in a streaming media system for a variety of reasons:

  • Client activity and server activity logs allow you to keep a record of what you have streamed from your server and to whom.

  • Log information can help you track the usage of your server and estimate when you might need to add more resources to your system.

  • Log files can assist you in planning your security implementation. If your system is subjected to a denial of service attack, log files can help you determine which clients are being used in the attack.

  • Log files can help you identify user-reported issues with your streaming system by providing event codes that correspond to common issues.

  • Log files provide historical data for use in trend analysis and business cases.

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