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IIS 6.0 Enterprise Tracing for Windows

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

Windows Server 2003 includes Enterprise Tracing for Windows (ETW), a framework for implementing tracing providers that can be used for debugging and capacity planning. IIS 6.0 implements a number of providers to trace key transitions and the progress that an HTTP request makes as it moves through the IIS service framework. These providers include the following:

  • IIS: WWW Server. This provider traces the transition of a request from HTTP.sys through various IIS subcomponents.

  • IIS: SSL Filter. This provider traces calls into and out of the SSL Filter, which is used for SSL traffic.

  • IIS: ISAPI Extension. This provider traces the transition of a request into and out of Internet Server API (ISAPI) extension processing.

  • IIS: ASP. Traces the start and completion of the execution of an ASP request.

  • IIS: IIS Admin Tracing. Traces the IIS Admin service during startup and shutdown.

For more detailed information about tracing IIS requests, including an introduction to tracing, an explanation of the different tracing providers in IIS, the different types of tracing, and how to troubleshoot IIS with trace data, see Troubleshooting IIS 6.0 with Tracing.

For the procedures to trace IIS requests and view trace data, see Advanced Troubleshooting with IIS Tracing.

For an explanation of the tracing events returned by IIS, see Tracing Events Reference.

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