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How to disable logging c:\windows\SysWOW64\log\log.gen file RRS feed

  • Question

  • We are using windows server 2008 and log.gen is growing up and occupying lot of disk spce.We are not sure why this file is creating.Could you please help me on the below questions,

    -> How to disable the logging to this file

    -> If we cant stop logging then can we should a taskScheduler to delete it everyday?

    Please email me @ sreenivasulreddym@yahoo.com


    • Edited by sreini Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:59 PM
    Tuesday, May 6, 2014 4:58 PM

Answers

  • What are the contents of this file ? Can you please post couple of lines if its in plain text format ?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Monday, May 12, 2014 5:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Friday, May 16, 2014 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:36 AM
  • Hi,

    Arnav is right, we need to know which program generates this log, so that we can identify whether we can disable or delete it.

    I suggest you use Process monitor to get the trace and search if there is any written action on this log file.

    Process Monitor v3.05

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    How to use, please refer to this article:

    Using Process Monitor to capture system events
    http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/119038.aspx


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Monday, May 12, 2014 5:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Friday, May 16, 2014 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:40 PM

All replies

  • What are the contents of this file ? Can you please post couple of lines if its in plain text format ?

    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Monday, May 12, 2014 5:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Friday, May 16, 2014 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 9:36 AM
  • Hi,

    Arnav is right, we need to know which program generates this log, so that we can identify whether we can disable or delete it.

    I suggest you use Process monitor to get the trace and search if there is any written action on this log file.

    Process Monitor v3.05

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896645.aspx

    How to use, please refer to this article:

    Using Process Monitor to capture system events
    http://www.sophos.com/en-us/support/knowledgebase/119038.aspx


    Kate Li
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Monday, May 12, 2014 5:25 AM
    • Marked as answer by arnavsharma Friday, May 16, 2014 7:32 AM
    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 12:40 PM