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Diagnostic Logging Account Question

  Asked By: Karissa    Date: Jun 08    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1688

Which service account is trying to do the diagnostic logging? I have
errors that say the Tracing Service failed to create the trace log
file. It either says that the path can't be found or there isn't enough
disk space but the path is there and there is plenty of disk space. The
WSS_ADMIN_WPG Windows group has every right imaginable to this path and
the service accounts are all listed in this group.

Can anyone help me figure out what's wrong?

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5 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered By: Duane Walton     Answered On: Jun 08

My guess would be the Central Admin app pool ID. Easy to check though,
just crank up auditing on that directory and see what failures show up.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Cassandra Cooper     Answered On: Jun 08

Look at the Windows SharePoint Services Tracing Service in Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, Services. The 'Log On' account  used needs write access to
the directory in question  below.

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Elaina Suarez     Answered On: Jun 08

I've found  the service, set the logon to one of the administrative
accounts, stopped and started the service, made sure the account  has
write access, double checked that there are 12 Gbs of space  available
and that the path  exists and is correct in Central Admin and it still
won't write the trace  log. It says:

Tracing service  failed to create  the trace log file directory
'c:\program files\common files\microsoft shared\web server
extenstions\12\logs'. Error 3: The system cannot find the path
specified.

What next?

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Kacey Russo     Answered On: Jun 08

try changing the location in Central Administration, Operations, Logging and
Reporting. Change it to something like 'c:\logs' temporarily.Then, go give write
access to Central Admin app pool ID and the Windows Server Trace Log service  log
on ID.

last time I saw this, it was a group  policy that was changing permissions on
program files directories. is this 32 bit or 64 bit?

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Rebecca Lewis     Answered On: Jun 08

We're making progress. I made it c:\logs and I have zero byte
file there without an error message in the event log. This is a 64 bit
system. If it's a group  policy I'm going to throw my hard-back copy of
the Administrator's Companion at the network guys (who swear they aren't
touching this server).

 
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