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What's Advanced Logging good for?

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What's Advanced Logging good for? - 8.Mar.2006 8:29:47 PM   
mmouser

 

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Can anyone give me specific details on what exactly 'Advanced Logging' does for me?? As far as I can tell the only thing it does is install and enable MSDE logging.

I have been supporting a couple of different ISA 2004 environments for the past year and here is what I've noticed:  I've played with the advanced logging on and off and as far as I can tell the only ISA functionality I lose is the ability to use ISA's log query utility to query 'non-live' log data. 

My next project is to deploy a 2 server, ISA Enterprise, load balanced array. We will be using a third party filtering and reporting tool for log analysis, user activity reporting etc. and I will be generating summary reports with the built in ISA reporting utility. I do use the live log query for troubleshooting connections but I've never used it to query 'non-live' log info.

In this scenario is there any benefit/need to install the 'Advanced Logging' with the MSDE??  If not, I'd just as soon leave it out, log to files and save the resources that the MSDE will use. 

Waddya think??


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RE: What's Advanced Logging good for? - 14.Mar.2006 7:38:06 PM   
tshinder

 

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Hi M,

MSDE logging does provide you the ability to run filtered queries on the log content. However, if you don't find that to be required or useful, then text logging provides higher performance.

HTH,
Tom

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