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Logging in SharePoint is performed by default in the "root folder/LOGS", and tracks unexpected events and errors when they occur.

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What is listener and subcriber in pnpjs/logging?

I'm a newbie to SPFx, I have a task to create a custom logger that can record any exception and error that happen in a web part (like serilog on .NET). I'm following a guide but there is something ...
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Where do you set retention for ScheduleLog files?

On this SharePoint 2013 farm I see ScheduleLog-yyyymmdd.txt files going back for years. They are in the same folder as the ULS logs. Sample content is like: 20-11-2019 00:00:57 ...
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C:\TempPath directory is growing too large. What is it and how do I stop it?

I've been searching for an answer the past few weeks but I can't figure out where these files are coming from. On the server that hosts our SP sites and services, there is a directory called C:\...
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How to get notification when download count beyond some numbers?

We can create alerts when some event triggered. But I want to get notification by email when users trying to download more than 10 documents in a day. Any possibilities? Thanks in advance.
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SharePoint Windows logging - account was successfully logged on 4624 - why so frequent?

My company has a centralized logging platform for all servers. We recently noticed that the bulk of our events come from SharePoint servers for successful logon events. If I look at "Event Viewer" -> "...
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Access log for particular form library

We are using SP2010 with InfoPath 2010. On a particular form library, we want to log the activities for all users. Whenever a user click on the form, the username, time, file path should be logged for ...
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Sharepoint logging software

I'm looking for a way to improve upon the SharePoint 2010 logging capabilities, in order to show more detail about who changed what, and when, from a structural perspective, specifically. I did an ...
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Log file for access denied / not shared?

Is there a log file where we can see if users try to access sites/pages they don't have access to or that haven't been shared with them?
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how to see Types of Log being captured in sharepoint 2013

What are the types of logs being captured in SP 2013? Where can we find that what are the logs that are currently enabled in SP 2013.
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One or more categories are configured with Verbose trace logging - Can't get rid of error

I am having the following error being reported on a SharePoint 2016 install: One or more categories are configured with Verbose trace logging. Explanation: The following categories are ...
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SP2016 site usage logging not working: no online instance for service Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration.SPUsageService

I want to capture usage logging in a single server SharePoint 2016 in order to know which pages are being accessed and by which user. Nothing more and nothing less. I went into Configure usage and ...
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Trace.Writeline() not working in Provider Hosted App

I have a created a SharePoint Provider Hosted Add-In and deployed the code on Azure. Trace.Writeline() doesnt seem to be working as I cant see anything in .../azurewebsite/trace.axd I am able to see ...
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Recommended disk size for ULS logs in SharePoint 2013

We are building a new server farm and we are assigning a separate disk for SharePoint logs. Is there a recommended size for this disk please? I have searched for a guidance but didn't find anything. ...
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Computer connections in IIS log records

Anyone knows why some of the the IIS log records of the SharePoint 2013 WFEs contain client computers' names in the cs-username field? Aren't all connections supposed to be established together with ...
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Administration and Extranet in Sharepoint 2013/6 Hybrid Install

I have a client moving to O365 just now, and I had considered building it as a hyrbid on-prem and cloud system, figuring there might be some benefit. I can't find much online though, other than from ...
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SharePoint 2010 log4net EventReceiver not work

I'm developing one SharePoint Farm Solution with SharePoint 2010 Foundation. I've used log4net for logging. I configured my log4net inside assembly info using: [assembly: log4net.Config....
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How to increase the wss_logging database retention period

how to increase the wss_logging database retention period to store uls log files from default 14 days.
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OWSTIMER.Exe issue: The following error occured while trying to read the ConnectionString property

I'm investigating an issue on a Timer Job. In the ULS log file I noticed below error message which is thrown by OWSTIMER.Exe. "The following error occured while trying to read the ConnectionString ...
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Disk space full how to resolve?

I am facing one issue since log time, How to resolve disk space issue in app server share point 2013. i have deleted the log files frequently. how to delete log files every two days automatically.
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Changing Diagnostic Logging Level Works Incorrectly

We've changed the Diagnostic Logging levels to Critical and Trace Level to Unexpected. Unfortunately, even after a week of doing it, I still get a flood of logs with Verbose and VerboseEx levels. I ...
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SharePoint 2013 WFE Configuration Failed - Could not find part of the path

I am trying to join two WFE's to a new farm, but when I run PSCONFIGGUI it fails on step 4. Failed to connect to the configuration database In the error it then states An exception of type Sytem.IO....
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SharePoint 2013 Audit Log Reports missing requests

We use built-in SharePoint 2013 Audit Log functionality to track accessed reports and documents. Audit Log reports are mission critical for us. SharePoint's content viewing report shows some audit ...
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Has evelated user through SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPriviliges write permissions to SharePoint LOGS folder?

i have a general question: When i run my under SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges Does the eleveated user (AppPool Account) always (in any SP installation) permission to create a file in the ...
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SharePoint Diagnostic logging VS usage data collection

I was reading about SharePoint diagnostic logging and the difference between the usage data collection, and I am confused about why the usage data collection logs info in 2 separate places, one in the ...
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SPAuditEntry MachineName and MachineIP properties

I am using the SharePoint Audit Query to build a custom audit log system. For each hit, I need also the machine name or machine IP. On the object SPAuditEntry there are two MachineName and MachineIP ...
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Diagnostic Logging - view current level?

How do I view the current Diagnostic Logging settings for the SharePoint farm? i.e. the settings for Least critical event to report to the event log and Least critical event to report to the trace ...
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Issue logging in on external server

For some reason when users try to log on to our server from external computers they are getting the access denied screen, and it tells them they do not have access, when they indeed do have access to ...
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Disable logging completly SP2013

I have followed every guide there is, and also even tried to disable logging through this PowerShell command. Set-SPUsageService -LoggingEnabled $false Set-SPLogLevel -TraceSeverity None -...
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Where can I find groups, items, etc deletion logs in Sharepoint 2010

Is there any way to knows elements that have been deleted on sharepoint 2010? I'd like track any delete operation from any user (moss too).
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Logging history for Sharepoint 2010 Foundation

Is there any way to get a record of who entered the portal with the date and time?
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Is there a way to log specific clicks?

I need to log when users click on specific links on our SharePoint site. Something like: [email protected] - Clicked Special Link #1 - 02/13/2015 14:41 [email protected] - Clicked Special Link #7 - 02/13/...
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ULS realtime logging not returning anything

So, i was out of office for one day and Sharepoint gives up on me. I'm trying to use ULS realtime feed to see whats going on but it returns zero data. While navigating down to C:\Program Files\...
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Reduce Logs of Custom App

We've written an app for SP 2013 that reloads pictures from a library permanently to show a kind of slide show. All for good and this is running well but now we've detected that the app writes loads ...
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SP2013: Usage Data Collection Settings

Under CA -> Monitor -> Configure usage and health data collection. There is a field: Usage Data Collection Settings Usage logs must be saved in a location that exists on all servers in the farm. ...
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Get ULS log records programatically

Is it possible to retrieve records from ULS log using C#/SharePoint API without having to manually parse log files? I would like to display logged messages on a custom web page, and I would like to ...
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Library Access/Usage Statistics in SharePoint Foundation 2013?

Is it possible to obtain usage statistics in SharePoint Foundation 2013? Say for example, if I want to see how many times a PDF in a library, or a list item has been accessed over a period of time, ...
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SharePoint 2013 Apps Monitor

I am using SharePoint 2013 Server. I am monitoring an app, I followed this guide: Monitor apps for SharePoint. In the monitor, I can see that the errors are updated each 24 hours and the history logs ...
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Where to store custom logs that will be shown to end users?

I have a custom job that can process various documents. I'd like to show user-friendly logs of the processing summary on a custom CA application page, e.g.: "[time] Document1.docx from site <url&...
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What is good practice to log information in SharePoint?

We are creating a timer job that imports AD users into SharePoint list. I would liek to log this information somewhere so that at a later time I can check which users were pulled in and/why the ...
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Sandbox Logging dll won't load

I am trying to use the codeplex.spsl Sandbox Logging framework but am having trouble getting it to execute in my code. The following error occurs on the last line of the following code snippet. ...
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SharePoint 2013 Log Error - dbo.proc_MIP_GetScheduledJobsInInterval

I've recently check the log files of my SharePoint 2013 installation and I found that I've an exception error that occur quite often. The log says that SharePoint could not find stored procedure 'dbo....
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SharePoint 2013 didn't log exceptions

I have a problem with SharePoint 2013. I have created a WSP package that works great on 2010 but doesn't on 2013. Actually, when I tried to access to the page, I receive the classic "Unexpected error ...
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What does the asterisk in the ULS log mean?

What does the asterisk at the end of the timestamp in the ULS log mean? Does this mean that this event has occurred multiple times?
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Best Practices/how to use SharePoint Logging?

What are best practices for using Logging when you deliver a final product? So far I only really output the errors to \14\Logs\ using.. SPDiagnositics.Local.WriteTrace(1, new SPDiagnosticsCategory("...
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Log sharepoint security events to the windows event log

Is it possible, through either a configuration setting or some minor conding, to make SharePoint log all security events to the Windows Event Log? I'm primarily interested in events that deal with ...
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Match user actions to IIS logfile entries?

This is for SP2010. Does anybody know what entries in an IIS logfile match up with a cooresponding action in SharePoint? I'm looking to cook up a "badge" or "points" system similar to what is going on ...
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When uploading files to SharePoint via Windows Explorer, is there a way to write into a log the errors encountered?

The scenario is users will be manually uploading a lot of their files to SharePoint via Windows Explorer, and we need to be able to identify the files that failed to be uploaded (it may be due to long ...
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Sharepoint errors not recorded in ULS

I'm trying to solve this "File not found" error by digging through the ULS logs for more information, but there's no exception recorded for the correlation ID on the error page. I've set every ...
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Identify who has removed usergroups from website

is it possible to identify who has removed Usergroups from a Web? If it is not possible, what is the best way to track the changes.
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How to Log Users Who click Hyperlink

I have a SharePoint page with several hyperlinks pointing to different document downloads. I would like to log information everytime someone clicks a hyperlink. More specifically, I would like to keep ...
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