Published: April 17, 2012

Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

Diagnoses side-by-side problems. For examples of how this command can be used, see Examples.

Sxstrace [{[trace /logfile:<FileName> [/nostop]|[parse /logfile:<FileName> /outfile:<ParsedFile>  [/filter:<AppName>]}]


Parameter Description


Enables tracing for sxs (side-by-side)


Specifies the raw log file.


Saves tracing log to FileName.


Specifies no prompt to stop tracing.


Translates the raw trace file.


Specifies the output filename.


Specifies the filename of the parsed file.


Allows the output to be filtered.


Specifies the name of the application.


Stop the trace if it is not stopped before.


Displays Help at the command prompt.

Enable tracing and save trace file to sxstrace.etl:

sxstrace trace /logfile:sxstrace.etl

Translate the raw trace file into a human readable format and save the result to sxstrace.txt:

sxstrace parse /logfile:sxstrace.etl /outfile:sxstrace.txt

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