Event Logs


  • I use an event tracking solution to monitor my event logs.  Currently they are able to read and manage all of my windows logs, IIS, ect..


    We are planning on a sharepoint deployment.  When someone accesses an object, logs on or off sharepoint, ect.. there are events generated.  Where are these events stored?  Are they stored in the Windows event logs or is there a Sharepoint event log similar to the way IIS has its own logs?



    Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:07 PM

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  • If you are doing Security Auditing, you can check the Security log in Event Viewer, but another common location for SharePoint logs is c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\LOGS.
    Thursday, July 19, 2007 4:34 PM
  • Thanks for the prompt reply.


    Do you happen to know what events are logged into the Sharepoint logs that are not logged in the Security Logs?  Probably a better question is, what is logged in each log?



    Thursday, July 19, 2007 6:29 PM
  • Go to Central Administration -> Operations.  Click on Configure Diagnostic logs.  You can look at all the events logged there.
    Thursday, July 19, 2007 7:19 PM
  • Does the mentioned option  configure diagnostic logs is available in sharepoint portal server 2007 and what is the difference between share point  services and share point portal server

    Thursday, July 19, 2007 8:07 PM
  • It's available in both.

    Differences (Without getting into editions of MOSS 2007):

    • MOSS 2007
      • Reports Library
        • Excel Services (rendered Excel workbooks / charts via web browser)
        • SQL Reporting Services Reports
        • Key Performance Indicators
      • Enterprise Content Management
        • Records Repository
        • Document Center
        • Web Content Management with Workflow
      • Business Processes and Forms
        • InfoPath Forms Services to render InfoPath Forms via the web
        • Business Data Catalog - Leverage external data within SharePoint using "No code"
        • Single Sign-On - Credential mapping service
      • User Profiles, Audiences, & MySites
        • User Profiles - AD information imported into SharePoint for better contextual experience
        • Audiences - Leverage User Profile information to target information to specific users
        • MySites - My Documents within SharePoint context
      • Search
        • Search all SharePoint sites
        • Search external content (including external data via the Business Data Catalog)
      • Collaboration
        • Simple document collaboration
        • Site Provisioning Engine with security
      • Pay for the Server + User CAL
    • WSS 3.0
      • Collaboration
        • Simple document collaboration
        • Site Provisioning Engine with security
      • Search
        • Search per site collection only
      • Free with Windows Server 2003 CAL
    Thursday, July 19, 2007 9:03 PM