Tracing service is not running (SharePoint 2010 Products)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010
Topic Last Modified: 2009-09-10
Alert Name: Tracing service is not running
Event ID: No event ID
Summary: The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Tracing (SPTrace) service is a required service on all Microsoft SharePoint Foundation servers. If this service is stopped, error messages are not logged on the server.
Symptoms: No trace output is being recorded in the trace logs and no errors are being logged to the Windows log.
Cause: One or more of the following might be the cause:
An administrator accidentally stopped the SharePoint Foundation Tracing service.
An upgrade that was started on this server could not be completed.
Log on to the SharePoint Foundation server as an administrator.
In a Command Prompt window, type the following at the command prompt:
net start SPTrace