Windows Media Services Logs RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi folks. Im trying to make use of windows media services logs to see what the hit count is on the current live videos.

    Most of them consist of the same intro piece (its own video), then the main video which has an smi file (captions). I cant see any means of analyzing the logs (Log parser 2.2) to pick out the initial request to the video. Bearing in mind that a user can adjust his position when streaming, each video play can have multiple log entries.

    Is there a means of just picking out the initial request to a video on Windows Media Services or how you can go about identifying the initial request, movement within a video (slider) and the end of the video?
    • Edited by dmce Monday, October 27, 2008 3:40 PM
    Monday, October 27, 2008 2:40 PM


  • Hi,


    According to the research, the Logging event about Windows Media Services is disabled on Windows Server 2008 by default.


    We may manually enable built-in Windows Media Services Client Logging to log client connections and streaming details in a file on the server.




    1. Open Server Manager.

    2. Open Windows Media Services mmc.

    3. Click on the server in the MMC.

    4. Select Properties tab in the right side of MMC.

    5. Select Logging in the Category area.

    6. Right-click on WMS Client Logging and Click Enable.


    Please note: the WMS logging will be save in the form of %systemroot%\system32\LogFiles\WMS\<V>|WMS_<Y><m><d>.log

    Ex. C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles|WMS\[Global]\WMS_20080325.log


    By the way, the monitoring tab in the Windows Media Service management console shows the statistics in the real time. In the node of Troubleshooting, it will only display recent server error event.

    For more information, please refer to:

    INFO: Supplemental Logging Information for Windows Media Services 9 Series

    Logging Model for Windows Media Services

    Hope it helps.

    David Shen - MSFT
    • Marked as answer by David Shen Friday, October 31, 2008 4:05 AM
    Thursday, October 30, 2008 9:49 AM