Question about Preferences Logging and Tracing.. timestamp on logs


  • I have enabled preferences logging and tracing for some of the preferences I have set up - specifically, scheduledtasks.  In the GPO, I enabled it and changed the default log file name to UserTasks.log.

    My question is -  how often should this log file be updated?  Should it be updated everytime the scheduled tasks GPP refreshes?  The reason I ask is just took a look at these files on my machines, and I have some that have a date modified of 3/8.  If they are supposed to log each gp refresh, wouldn't my log file say sometime within the last few hours from today?



    Friday, March 13, 2015 12:00 AM


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  • > My question is -  how often should this log file be updated?  Should it
    > be updated everytime the scheduled tasks GPP refreshes?
    Yes, it should. The Group Policy eventlog shows you which CSEs are
    invoked during a GP refresh. And of course there are dependencies to


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    • Marked as answer by stephenmbell Monday, March 16, 2015 12:21 PM
    Friday, March 13, 2015 8:09 AM
  • This certainly lead me in the right direction.  I probably have 3-4 GPOs that apply to these machine, some user, some computer.  I noticed that when I ran a gpupdate, and looked at the log, the GPO with the scheduled tasks in it was not being detected as having a change, which did not cause a refresh, thus, not modifying that log file.  
    Monday, March 16, 2015 12:22 PM