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Advanced Troubleshooting with IIS Tracing

Updated: August 22, 2005

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

Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) is a feature of the Windows operating system that allows you to troubleshoot issues with HTTP requests in IIS components like Active Server Pages (ASP), Internet Server Application Programming Interface (ISAPI) extensions, and the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Filter service. If an HTTP request in IIS fails or becomes unresponsive while ETW is enabled, you can view ETW trace data, called events, to determine which component caused the failure.

This section includes the following information:

Tracing Requests: Describes the various procedures for tracing different components in IIS.

Tracing Startup and Shutdown Issues in the IIS Admin Service: Describes how to trace the IIS Admin Service when IIS is having trouble starting up or shutting down.

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