To Turn On or 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

To perform this procedure, you must be logged on locally to the administration Web site with a domain user account that is a member of the Administrators group. As a security best practice, consider using Run as to perform this procedure.

Ensure that the RMS cluster has a connection to the database server and that the database service is started before turning on logging. If Message Queuing cannot deliver the logs to the logging database, it will keep the data in queue on the hard disk of the RMS server. It will continue to do this until all of the storage space on the server is full. RMS does not display an error in this condition, as the feature is meant to support logging during times when the connection to the SQL server is interrupted.

Turning Logging On or Off

To Turn On or Off Logging

  1. Log on to computer with a user account that is a member of the local Administrators group.

  2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Windows RMS, and then click Windows RMS Administration to open the Global Administration page.

  3. Next to the Web site on which you want to turn logging on or off, click Administer RMS on this Web site.

  4. In the Administration links area, click Logging settings.

  5. In the Logging server and database area, select the Turn on logging check box, and then click Update.

    To turn logging off, clear the check box, and then click Update.

For more information about performing this procedure, see "Turning On and Off Logging" earlier in this subject.

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