Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 events from a Windows Server 2012 Server Core machine are not displayed remotely in Server Manager

Applies to: Internet Information Services 8.0

Symptoms


When using Server Manager on a full installation of Windows Server 2012 to view Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 events from a remote Windows Server 2012 Server Core machine, the IIS-specific events from the Server Core machine are not displayed in the Events tile in Server Manager on the Windows Server 2012 computer.



Cause


The WebServer.Events.xml file is missing from the Microsoft\ServerManager\Events directory on the Windows Server 2012 Server Core machine. 



Workaround


To workaround this problem, please take the following steps:
  1. On the Windows Server 2012 Server Core machine, navigate to %programdata%\Microsoft\ServerManager\Events\
     
  2. Create a new .xml file. Name the file WebServer.Events.xml.
  3. Save the following xml into the WebServer.Events.xml file:
<ViewerConfig>
<QueryConfig>
<QueryParams>
<UserQuery />
</QueryParams>
<QueryNode>
<Name ResourceId="%windir%\system32\svrmgrnc.dll,-422">Web Server</Name>
<Description ResourceId="%windir%\system32\svrmgrnc.dll,-423">System events for Web Server</Description>
<SuppressQueryExecutionErrors>1</SuppressQueryExecutionErrors>
<QueryList>
<Query>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-IIS-APPHOSTSVC']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-IIS-FTP']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-IIS-IisMetabaseAudit']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-IIS-IISReset']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-IIS-W3SVC']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-IIS-W3SVC-PerfCounters']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-IIS-W3SVC-WP']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WMSVC']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-WAS']]]</Select>
<Select Path="System">*[System[Provider[@Name='Microsoft-Windows-WAS-ListenerAdapter']]]</Select>
</Query>
</QueryList>
</QueryNode>
</QueryConfig>
</ViewerConfig>


More Information


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the products listed in the Applies-To section of this article.