Where’s the damned error log? | Rickard Andersson

Where’s the damned error log?

Could someone please tell me where to find the error log for IIS6? For some reason, I’m getting a 500 error on a site that has been working fine for a year and I can’t seem to find any information at all on the cause of the error. Nothing ends up in the event log, nothing in C:\WINDOWS\system32\LogFiles\HTTPERR and nothing in the access log (obviously). Where the hell does IIS log these errors? Jesus christ what a POS product! I’d give anything to be able to “tail -f error_log” right now.

2 comments

  1. Smartys
    Posted January 25, 2007 at 01:04 | Permalink

    I found this:
    http://blog.monstuff.com/archives/000179.html

    “Then I found an error message saying that the details could be found in the application log, aha! Control Panel->Administrative tools->Computer Management->Event Viewer->Application.”

    Don’t know if it’s actually going to work, but it’s worth a check if you haven’t already :P

  2. Posted January 25, 2007 at 01:17 | Permalink

    No, that’s the event log. Unfortunately, nothing gets written to it when the error occurs.

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