Configuring Security

Enable Logging for the HTTP Exchange Virtual Server

The HTTP Exchange Virtual Server is the default Web site provided by IIS. You can find this virtual server in System Manager by choosing Servers, then Protocols, then HTTP. You cannot manage this virtual server from System Manager. It must be administered from the IIS snap-in. All other HTTP virtual servers can be managed from System Manager. In the IIS snap-in, the HTTP Exchange Virtual Server appears as Default Web Site.

To enable protocol logging for the HTTP Exchange Virtual Server:

  1. Start Internet Services Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.
  2. Navigate to the HTTP Exchange Virtual Server (listed as Default Web Site in IIS).

    Internet Information Services

    1. Server name
    2. Default Web Site
  3. Right-click the Default Web Site, and then click Properties.
  4. On the Web Site tab, select the Enable Logging check box.
  5. In the Active log format drop-down list, select the log file format, and then click Properties. The default log format is W3C Extended Log File Format.
  6. In the Logging Properties dialog box, on the General Properties tab, select the time interval to write to the log file, log file size, directory where the log file exists, and other parameters depending on the type of format you selected.
  7. If you selected W3C Extended Log File Format, in the Logging Properties dialog box, on the Extended Properties tab, specify the W3C extended log file entries. For example, you can log the client's IP address (c-ip) and the protocol command or method sent by the client (cs-method).

Related Topics

Enable Logging for SMTP, NNTP, and HTTP Protocols Virtual Servers and Security Log Formats Log Format Comparison W3C Extended Log File Entries