Many times people wonder what are the areas and categories in ULS logging. In this wiki is listed all the areas and their categories in ULS logging. You can check the same at Central admin or run PowerShell to get this list.

SharePoint divides the logging into 27 areas and every area has multiple categories. For example, Access Services is an area with Administration, Data Layer is a category, etc.


Area Category Name







Access Services
Administration
Application Design
Application Publishing
Data Layer
Data Pipeline
Database Connection Management
Expression Service
External Data
Host Layer
Macro Processor
Query Processor
Test Layer
Unknown
User Interface
Web Front End




     
                           Access Services 2010
Administration
Application Design
Application Publishing
Data Layer
Database Connection Management
Expression Service
Macro Processor
Query Processor
Unknown
User Interface
Web Front End
Business Connectivity Services Business Data
Document Conversions Launcher Service
Load Balancer Service
SharePoint Foundation
Document Management Server Content Organizer
Discovery
Document Conversions
Document Management
Document Sets
Holds
Information Policy Management
Information Rights Management
IPAED Error Optics
IPAED Perf Optics
IPAED Usage Optics
Records Center
Reporting
Unified Dlp Policy Application
Unified Policy
Workflow Features
eApproval Enhanced Group Management Pages
Library
Schedules
SOAP
Education Academic Library
Administration
Change Puller
Data Access Layer
Data Aggregation
Exchange Integration
Lync Integration
Notifications
Presentation Layer
Provisioning
Quiz
Unified Data Warehouse
Excel Services Application Administration
Browser
Cache
Chart Layout
Data Model
EWAJS
EWAJS BIExplore
EWAJS Chart
EWAJS Comments
EWAJS ExcelEverywhere
EWAJS FloatingObjects
EWAJS Grid
EWAJS HeaderResize
EWAJS Keyboard
EWAJS Nov
EWAJS Test
EWAJS Tp
Excel Calculation Services
Excel Mobile Viewer
Excel Web Services
External Data
Revision Infrastructure
Session
Web Front End
InfoPath Forms Services Administration
Conversion and Deployment
Maintenance
Runtime
Runtime - Business Logic
Runtime - Data Connections
Runtime - State Service
Office Automation Services Broadcast
Broadcast Backend
Broadcast Health Monitoring
Broadcast Services
Broadcast UI
Broadcast Web Services
Browser SQM
Cell Storage Library
Cell Storage Log File Output
Cell Storage Technical Details
End-to-end Office Performance
Load Balancer
Mobile Redirection
Mobile WAC infrastructure
Office Foundation Classes
Office Online Cell Storage
Office Online common
Office Online Editors Table
Office Online Exceptions
Office Online Shared
Office Viewing Architecture
OneNote Online Merge Module
OneNote Online Search
OneNote Online Storage
Page Statistics
PowerPoint
PowerPoint administration
PowerPoint document
PowerPoint editing
PowerPoint file manager
PowerPoint Front End
PowerPoint initialization
PowerPoint Mobile Viewer
PowerPoint render
PowerPoint slide load
PowerPoint static
PowerPoint viewer
PowerPoint Web Services
Proofing
Sample Service
Sample Watchdog
Sandbox Host
Security Context
Service Test Host Web
Service Test Host Wshi
SQM QoS Service
SQM QoS Service Watchdog
Visio AppControls
Visio Application
Visio Application Boot Sequence
Visio Command
Visio Controller
Visio Data Model
Visio Document
Visio File Store
Visio Front End Web Service
Visio Loader
Visio Recalc
Visio Renderer
Visio Server
Visio Server Commands
Visio Server Content Model
Visio Server Core
Visio Server Data Connectivity
Visio Server Data Model
Visio Server DSP
Visio Server File Load
Visio Server Foundation
Visio Server Ghost Buster
Visio Server JSON
Visio Server Kernel
Visio Server Layout Routing
Visio Server Object Model
Visio Server Rendering
Visio Server Shape Sheet
Visio Server Text
Visio Server Visual Graph
Visio Service
Visio ShapePanel
Visio Sync
Visio User Management
WAC Hosting Interaction
WAC Persisted Cache Storage
Web Service throttling
Word Mobile Viewer
Word Online Coauthoring
Word Online Commenting
Word Online Common
Word Online Exiting
Word Online File Conversion
Word Online File Locking
Word Online File Open
Word Online File Save
Word Online Initialization
Word Online Merge
Word Online Presence
Word Online Rendering
Word Online Viewer
Office Services Infrastructure Browser Uls Logs
bUls Beacon
bUls Caching Host
bUls Client Core
bUls Upload Listener
bUls Uploader
Configuration
Globalization
Identity
Office Performance Tracing
Office Service Finder
Services Infrastructure Assert
Services Infrastructure Br Err
Services Infrastructure Health
Services Infrastructure Logging
Unrepresented Portable Log Cats
PerformancePoint Service PerformancePoint Services
Project Server Active Cache Load
Active Cache operations
Active Cache Resource Load
Active Cache Save
Active Directory Sync
Administration
Analysis Cube Building
Analytics Logs
Archive, Restore
Backend Communication
Calendars
Database
Drivers and Prioritizations
Engagements
Exchange Sync
General
Global
InProcess Service Host
Logging Correlation Data
Micro Trace
Notifications
Portfolio Strategy Optimizer
Portfolio Strategy Planner
Project Calculation Service (M)
Project Calculation Service (N)
Project Server Cache
Project Server Database
Project Server OData
Project Server Shared
Project Server SQL Batch
Project Server Timeline
Project Server Upgrade
Project Server Workflow
Project Web App
Provisioning
Queue
Queue Jobs
Reporting
Resource
Security
Server BI
Server-Side Events
Server-side Project Operations
Shared Services
Sharepoint Integration
SQM
Status Reports
Summary Resource Assignments
Task Statusing and Updates
Timesheet
Unified Logging Service
Unknown
Work Management
Search Alias Lookup Service
Analysis Engine
Category for tracing the NLG...
Common Processing
Content Processing
Data Loss Prevention
Document Feeder
Document Parsing
FastServer log
FsPlugin indexing tasks
FsPlugin query tasks
Fuzzy Name Search
General
Graph general tasks
Graph indexing tasks
Graph log
Graph query tasks
Index Lookup
Key value store log
Kvs general tasks
Kvs indexing tasks
Kvs query tasks
Linguistic Processing
Logging Correlation Data
Micro Trace
Query Processing
Schema Service Consumer
Search Analytics
Search Backup & Restore
Search Component
Search HostController
Search Platform Services
Search Reports
Search Topology
SP indexing related tasks
SP query tasks
SQM
Tracing Controller Service
Unified Logging Service
Usage Analytics
Secure Store Service Secure Store
Services Infrastructure Browser Uls Logs
bUls Beacon
bUls Caching Host
bUls Client Core
bUls Upload Listener
bUls Uploader
Configuration
Globalization
Identity
Office Performance Tracing
Office Service Finder
Services Infrastructure Assert
Services Infrastructure Br Err
Services Infrastructure Health
Services Infrastructure Logging
Unrepresented Portable Log Cats
SharePoint Express Generic
Site Library
SharePoint Foundation Abs
Alerts
App Auth
App Deployment
App Hosting Quota Management
App Management
App Marketplace
App Monitoring
Application Authentication
Asp Runtime
Audience Validation
Audit Optics
Auditing
Authentication Authorization
Azure Access Control
Backup and Restore
BEC Web Service
Browser SQM
Business Data
Claims Authentication
Client File Access
Cobalt
Config Cache
Config DB
Configuration
Content Migration
CSOM
CSOM Api
Data Source Control
Database
Database Extensions
Dev Events
DistributedCache
Doc Conversion Communication
Doc Conversion Timer Job
Document Move
Document Sharing
E-Mail
Expression Service
Feature Infrastructure
Fields
Files
Flighting Infrastructure
General
Health
Http Throttling
Information Rights Management
Legacy Workflow Infrastructure
List Uniqueness
Logging Correlation Data
Lookup Relationships
Marketplace Web Service
Micro Trace
Migration
Monitoring
Mount Point
Network Telemetry
Network Usage
Object Cache
Office Parser
Online App Principal
Performance
PowerShell
Related Items
Request Management
Resolve
RESTful List Data
Runtime
Sandboxed Code Service
Search
Security
Send To External Repository
Server Help
Service Connections
SharePoint Insights
Site Cache
Site Collection Administrato...
Site Map
Site Master
Site Subscription
SkySync REST Service
Solution Exporter
SPRequest
SQM
Stack Trace Collection
Static Configuration
Template Cache
Timer
Topology
Tracing Controller Service
TWS API
Unified Audit
Unified Logging Service
Unknown
Upgrade
Usage Infrastructure
User Key
User Settings Provider
Web Controls
Web Parts
WOPI
Workflow Services
SharePoint Foundation Search Admin Audit
Administration
Advanced Tracing
Analytics
App Model
Backup
CB Common
Connectors:Exchange
Connectors:File
Connectors:Framework
Connectors:HTTP
Connectors:Notes
Connectors:People
Connectors:SharePoint
Content Index Server
Crawler:Azure Plugin
Crawler:Common
Crawler:Content Plugin
Crawler:FilterDaemon
Crawler:Gatherer Plugin
Crawler:Gatherer Service
Discovery
DSSLogin
EventLog
Exceptions
Exchange Integration
FaultInjection
FDComponentSelection
FDFilter
FDNoiseWords
FDProtocolHandlerInternal
FDProtocolHandlerOutput
FDWordSink
FeatureExtractorPlugin
FTE
FTEAdmin
FTEFiles
FTEIndexingMaps
FTEQuery
HealthRule
IDXPIChunkBuffer
IDXPIDestruction
IDXPIEventLog
IDXPIFTECursor
IDXPIGlobalObjectManager
IDXPIPerfCntr
IDXPIPlugin
IDXPIPropMapper
IDXPIUpgrade
IDXPIWords
IndexerTimeTraces
PerfCounter Common
Query
Query Processor
Query Processor (advanced)
Query Processor Events
Query Throttling
QueryCache
QueryComponentSelection
QueryNoise
QueryRange
QueryRank
QueryThesaurus
QueryWords
RichErrorReporting
ScopesCompilation
ScopesPlugin
ScopesQuery
Search Featurization
Search foundation common task
Search service events
Tenant Graph Api
Tripoli BigTable
Tripoli BitStm
Tripoli Cat
Tripoli Content Index
Tripoli CU
Tripoli Cursor
Tripoli DocSum
Tripoli Exceptions
Tripoli Falloc
Tripoli Filter
Tripoli Filter Registration
Tripoli FilterWids
Tripoli FindFirst
Tripoli Fresh List
Tripoli FSNotify
Tripoli Heap
Tripoli Key Maker
Tripoli KeyList
Tripoli MergeLog
Tripoli Noise
Tripoli Normalize
Tripoli Parse
Tripoli PComp
Tripoli PDir
Tripoli Pending
Tripoli Perf
Tripoli PidTable
Tripoli PropStore
Tripoli PropTime
Tripoli Proxy
Tripoli Query
Tripoli QUtil
Tripoli Range Query
Tripoli Regex
Tripoli Results
Tripoli RowTime
Tripoli SecStore
Tripoli Srch
Tripoli Thesaurus
Tripoli VA
Tripoli WidList
Tripoli Words
Tripoli Workids
Tripoli YACC
TripoliBufferCache
Used Component
SharePoint Portal Server Abstract Entity Instance
Administration
Announcement Tiles
Application Registry
Backward Compatible Administ...
Backward Compatible Site Obj...
Business Data
Business Data Field
Business Data Field Control
Business Data Synchronizer Job
Cacheable Webpart
Category Detail
Category Webpart Toolbar
Claims Authentication
Communities
Content Following
Excel Profile Page
Exchange Task Synchronization
Feed Cache
Group
Group Detail Webpart
Item Picker
Links Checker Job Command Line
Long Running Operation
Members Webpart
Microfeeds
My Personal Space
My Projects
My Site Document Library
My Tasks Dashboard
Personal Pages
Personal Site Instantiation
Personal Site Upgrade
Personal Sites
PointPublishing
Portal API
Profile Image Picker
Profile Property Loader
Project Discovery
Quick Links
Related Groups Webpart
Runtime
Safe Event Log
Scorecard Filter Toolpart
Search Boxes
Site Directory
Site Directory Util
Site Mailbox
Site Upgrade Utils
Soap Server Exception
SPS Crawl
SPS Exchange Notifications
SPS People
Tasks and Tools
Toolbar
User Context Filter Toolpart
User Profiles
Web Parts
Webpart
Webpart Page
Work Management Data Model
Work Management Service
SharePoint Server Audit
Command Base Validators
Command Base
Database
Distributed Cache
Event Throttle
Feature Push Down Manager
Federated Directory Adapter
Federated Directory Core
General
Http Encoding Utility
Logging Correlation Data
Micro Trace
My Site Provisioning
OpenXml
Prepare to Move
Service Timer Job Handler
Session State Service
Setup and Upgrade
Setup Licensing
Shared Services
Site Provisioning
Social Data
SP Cache
SP Cache Config
SQM
State Service
Sync Commands
Taxonomy
Topology
Unified Logging Service
Unknown
User Profile
User Profile Manager
User Profile Monitor
Workflow Services
SharePoint Server Search Admin Audit
Administration
Advanced Tracing
Analytics
App Model
Backup
CB Common
Connectors:Exchange
Connectors:File
Connectors:Framework
Connectors:HTTP
Connectors:Notes
Connectors:People
Connectors:SharePoint
Content Index Server
Crawler:Azure Plugin
Crawler:Common
Crawler:Content Plugin
Crawler:FilterDaemon
Crawler:Gatherer Plugin
Crawler:Gatherer Service
Discovery
DSSLogin
EventLog
Exceptions
Exchange Integration
FaultInjection
FDComponentSelection
FDFilter
FDNoiseWords
FDProtocolHandlerInternal
FDProtocolHandlerOutput
FDWordSink
FeatureExtractorPlugin
FTE
FTEAdmin
FTEFiles
FTEIndexingMaps
FTEQuery
HealthRule
IDXPIChunkBuffer
IDXPIDestruction
IDXPIEventLog
IDXPIFTECursor
IDXPIGlobalObjectManager
IDXPIPerfCntr
IDXPIPlugin
IDXPIPropMapper
IDXPIUpgrade
IDXPIWords
IndexerTimeTraces
PerfCounter Common
Query
Query Processor
Query Processor (advanced)
Query Processor Events
Query Throttling
QueryCache
QueryComponentSelection
QueryNoise
QueryRange
QueryRank
QueryThesaurus
QueryWords
RichErrorReporting
ScopesCompilation
ScopesPlugin
ScopesQuery
Search Featurization
Search foundation common task
Search service events
Tenant Graph Api
Tripoli BigTable
Tripoli BitStm
Tripoli Cat
Tripoli Content Index
Tripoli CU
Tripoli Cursor
Tripoli DocSum
Tripoli Exceptions
Tripoli Falloc
Tripoli Filter
Tripoli Filter Registration
Tripoli FilterWids
Tripoli FindFirst
Tripoli Fresh List
Tripoli FSNotify
Tripoli Heap
Tripoli Key Maker
Tripoli KeyList
Tripoli MergeLog
Tripoli Noise
Tripoli Normalize
Tripoli Parse
Tripoli PComp
Tripoli PDir
Tripoli Pending
Tripoli Perf
Tripoli PidTable
Tripoli PropStore
Tripoli PropTime
Tripoli Proxy
Tripoli Query
Tripoli QUtil
Tripoli Range Query
Tripoli Regex
Tripoli Results
Tripoli RowTime
Tripoli SecStore
Tripoli Srch
Tripoli Thesaurus
Tripoli VA
Tripoli WidList
Tripoli Words
Tripoli Workids
Tripoli YACC
TripoliBufferCache
Used Component
SharePoint Translation Services Administration
Backup and Restore
Configuration
Database
Document Parsing
General
Machine Translation
Object Model
PowerShell
Service
Synchronous Job
Timer Job
Translation
Visio Graphics Service Administration
Data Connection
File Handler
Graphics Service
Parser
Recalculation
Refresh
Rendering diagram model
Server object model
Web Access
Web Content Management Asset Library
CMIS Connectors
Content Deployment
Microsoft Content Management...
Publishing
Publishing Cache
Publishing Provisioning
Site Management
Word Automation Services Administration
Backup and Restore
Configuration
Database
General
Object Model
PowerShell
Service
Synchronous Conversion
Timer Job