Disable Trace Logging for Failed Requests (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Disable site-level trace logging for failed requests when you no longer have to track failed requests for the site or for an application on the site. As soon as trace logging for failed requests is disabled, IIS will no longer create a trace log for any failed requests to that site as defined by the failure definitions.

For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see Tracing for Failed Requests Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to feature requirements


  • Web server

Required Permissions

  • Web server administrator

You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (UI), by running Appcmd.exe commands in a command-line window, by editing configuration files directly, or by writing WMI scripts.

  1. Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7). For information about navigating to locations in the UI, see Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In the Connections pane, click Sites.

  3. In Features View, click the site for which you want to enable trace logging.

  4. In the Actions pane, under Configure, click Failed Request Tracing.

  5. In the Edit Web Site Failed Request Tracing Settings dialog box, clear Enable, and then click OK.

To disable trace logging for failed requests at the site level, use the following syntax:

appcmd configure trace " site " /disablesite

To disable trace logging for failed requests at the URL level, use the following syntax:

appcmd configure trace " site " /disable

For more information about Appcmd.exe, see Appcmd.exe (IIS 7).

The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:

  • <traceFailedRequestLogging>

For more information about IIS 7 configuration, see IIS 7.0: IIS Settings Schema on MSDN.

Use the following WMI classes, methods, or properties to perform this procedure:

  • Site.TraceFailedRequestsLogging class

  • Site.TraceFailedRequestsLogging.Enabled property

For more information about WMI and IIS, see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in IIS 7. For more information about the classes, methods, or properties associated with this procedure, see the IIS WMI Provider Reference on the MSDN site.

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