Windows Media Services: Query String Is Not Logged When You Connect Through HTTP

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When a user requests a stream by using HTTP, the query string at the end of the URL is not logged properly. Many users must connect using HTTP because they are connecting from behind a firewall. When a user requests a UDP or TCP, the query string is logged properly.
The URL field (cs-uri-stem) in the log data for the HTTP protocol comes from a client HTTP POST. This POST does not include the query string at the end of the URL.
A supported fix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Apply it only to computers that are experiencing this specific problem.

To resolve this problem immediately, download the fix by clicking the download link later in this article or contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the fix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services phone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:NOTE: In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
With this fix installed, Nsum.exe retrieves the query string from the URL that is used to open the content. The query string is inserted into the log data when you set the LogQueryInClientURL registry parameter.

This fix supercedes all other fixes to Nsum.exe prior to version for Windows 2000 and for Windows NT 4.0.

For additional information on how to set the LogQueryInClientURL registry parameter to enable logging the query string, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
275324 Windows Media Server Does Not Log Query String in Log File

Article ID: 281131 - Last Review: 02/28/2014 04:23:40 - Revision: 3.4

Microsoft Windows Media Services 4.0, Microsoft Windows Media Services 4.1

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