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Setting Logging Tool Logging Options

Lync Server 2010
 

Topic Last Modified: 2011-01-25

Logging options include components, logging level, and flags to include in the log file contents. When Lync Server 2010 Logging Tool starts, it detects any installed Lync Server components and then searches all of the installation directories for executable files. It displays only those components that have an executable file on the computer. While log tracing is running, you can enable and disable the use of specific components, levels, or flags. The trace sessions update accordingly. Changes are applied immediately to the running trace for the selected component.

You need to configure how logging is implemented for each of the following:

  • Components   The list of available components includes the components that belong to the Lync Server role on which you are running Logging Tool. You should select components as advised by Microsoft Customer Service and Support. You can enable or disable components after logging is started. Logging Tool collects logs for a component during the time it is enabled.
    When you select a component in the list, Logging Tool displays the Level and Flags options that are available for that component. Click in the corresponding component check box to enable or disable a component for logging.
  • Level   For components that honor levels, you can specify an appropriate log level:
    • Fatal Errors
    • Errors
    • Warnings
    • Information
    • Verbose
    • All
    The levels that are available are dependent on the component that is currently selected. You can select only one level for each component, but each level is inclusive of the levels preceding it in the list. For example, if you select Warnings, logging includes fatal errors, errors, and warnings (assuming that all of these options are available for the selected component).
  • Flags   For each component, you can specify logging flags. Only the flags available for the selected component are displayed in the list. You should select flags as advised by Microsoft Customer Service and Support. By default, the TF_COMPONENT flag is available for all components. If you select the All Flags check box, you enable detailed traces (that is, the former LcsTracer "Trace" option), which can then be used by Microsoft Customer Service and Support to help you troubleshoot a problem.
 
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