XADM: How to Configure Instant Messaging Logging

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SUMMARY

Protocol logging for the Exchange 2000 Server Instant Messaging Service is controlled at the Web site level and is enabled by default. All traffic that is processed at this level is logged to one log file, whether that traffic is regular Microsoft Internet Information Service (IIS) Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) traffic, Instant Messaging client connectivity, or message notifications. This article describes how to configure Instant Messaging logging in Exchange 2000.

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To enable Instant Messaging logging:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services.
  2. Right-click Default Web Site, and then click Properties on the shortcut menu.
  3. Click the Web Site tab, and then select the Enable Logging check box, if that check box is not already selected.
  4. Click Properties for W3C Extended Log File Format.
  5. Click the Extended Properties tab, and then make sure that the following properties are selected:
    • User Name
    • Service Name
    • Server Name
    • Method
    • URI Query
NOTE: Allow attributes that were previously selected to remain the same.

To gain access to Instant Messaging (and IIS) log files:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer.
  2. Locate drive_letter\Winnt\System32\Logfiles\W3svc(x) (where drive_letter is the letter of the hard disk and x is the number of the Web site (for example, 1 = default, 2 = administration Web site, 3 = first manually created Web site, and so on). You can also find this folder on the bottom of the General Properties dialog box in the W3C Extended Log File Format properties.
  3. Click today's log file, which is represented by "ex" preceding the year, month, and day (for example, ex991222).
NOTE: All the attributes that are logged when an Instant Messaging client logs on to an Instant Messaging server are in the log file. For more information about all of the extended attributes that can be logged in IIS, refer to the Help file:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services.
  2. Right-click Default Web Site, and then click Properties.
  3. Click Properties for W3C Extended Log File Format.
  4. Click the Extended Properties tab, and then click Help.

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Article ID: 266754 - Last Review: October 20, 2013 - Revision: 1.4
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  • Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server Standard Edition
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