Turning On and Off Logging

Updated: June 1, 2008

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Logging is turned on and off for the current cluster from the Logging settings page. Turning off logging stops the RMS Web services from sending logged data to the logging message queue. It also stops the logging listener service.

Turning off logging by using the Windows Server 2003 Services administration tool is not supported.

RMS logs are sent to the database server by Message Queuing. If a connection to the database server is not present, Message Queuing will store the logs in a local cache until connectivity is restored. The first time you enable logging, you should make sure that the RMS cluster has a connection to the database server and that the database service is started. If you are using SQL Server as your database server, you can verify that the logs are being written to the database by using the following steps:

  • In SQL Server Enterprise Manager, go to the logging database, expand Databases, and then expand the database that contains the RMS logging database.

  • Click the logging database, click Tables, right-click DRMS_log_master, and then click Open table - return all rows. If log files are being created, you will see one or more rows of data.