Moving Exchange Log Transaction Files in Small Business Server

Hello dear readers – I am harrybbbb and I am the publisher of the Advanced Windows Small Business Server 2003 Best Practices book (OK – I wrote part of it as well). Anyways – I enjoy posted up passages from the book on Small Business Server (SBS) and today it’s all about EXCHANGE LOGS!

Read on!

Moving Exchange Server Transaction Log Files To move the Exchange Server transaction log files:

1.    Log on to SBS 2003 as the administrator.

2.    Launch the Server Management console.

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3.      Under Advanced Management, your domain name (Exchange), Servers, right-click First Storage Group and select Properties on the context menu.

4.      On the First Storage Group Properties dialog box, in the Transac­tion log location field, set the location for the Exchange Server trans­action logs.

You can use the Browse button to navigate to a new location.

5.      Click OK and the Exchange Server transaction log files will be moved to the new location.

When you click OK, a dialog box will appear warning you that the Exchange Server store will need to be dismounted for a few minutes. Relocating IIS Log Files

To change the location to which IIS log files are written:

1.    Log on to SBS 2003 as the administrator.

2.    Launch the Server Management console.

3.    Under Advanced Management, Internet Information Services, Your Computer Name, right-click Web Sites and select Properties on the context menu.

4. In the Web Sites Properties dialog box, select the Web Site tab and click Properties.

5.    When the Logging Properties dialog box appears, move the IIS log files to the Log file directory field.

Note that this procedure does not move existing IIS log files. Instead, it creates a new location for future log files. Move existing log files manually from the default location at %Systemroot%\system32\LogFiles.

BEST PRACTICE: To make your IIS log files easier to read, select the Use local time for naming and rollover check box.

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cheers….harrybbbb

Harry Brelsford, CEO at SMB Nation

MBA, MCSE, CNE, CLSE, CNP, MCP, MCT, SBSC (Microsoft Small Business Specialist)

PS – my Small Business Server 2008 (SBS 2008) book is now here! J

PPS – my spring show, SMB Nation Spring 2009, is in the NYC-area on May 1-3, 2009.

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