Use the transaction logs to determine which users are using your
NNTP virtual server and how they are using it. After extracting the
information you need from the logs, it is a good idea to archive or
delete the logs before they consume too much disk space.
Note NNTP Service writes a
log record every time a user connects, retrieves an article, posts
an article, or disconnects from the NNTP virtual server. Although
you can read a log file written as text, log files are usually
analyzed using software that summarizes the data. If you don't
choose an alternative format, log entries are written as a
comma-separated value (CSV) text file in IIS log format. For more
information on logging in IIS, see Logging Web Site Activity in the
In the console tree, right-click a virtual server, and then
Click the General tab, and then select Enable
In Active log format, select a format for writing the
transaction log records.
To specify the frequency with which new log files are created,
click Properties. In New Log Time Period, select how
often a new log file with a new name is created. To set a new
directory to which log files are saved, click Browse, and
then select a new location. Click OK.
To log transactions for newsgroups in a virtual directory
hierarchy, in the console pane, expand the virtual server. To
populate a list of virtual directories in the details pane, click
Virtual Directory. Right-click a virtual directory, and then
click Properties. Select Log access. Repeat this step
for any virtual directory you want to log.