Re: How IIS write his log files?

From: Chris Crowe [IIS MVP] (
Date: 10/02/02

From: "Chris Crowe [IIS MVP]" <>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 06:36:02 +1200

I think that IIS open the log file and leaves it open for the duration of
the Log files life. Hence the events will not fire since the file is not
re-opened. You can test this by hitting the delete key on the log file and
you will get a sharing violation.


"Eric Paschoalick Chaves" <> wrote in message
> Hi fellows,
> I'm trying to read IIS log files in real time. I have changed server
> configuration so it does not cache writing the log files imediatly and I'm
> using an application that monitor the Log dir using
> FindFirstChangeNotification/FindNexttChangeNotifications. However It seems
> that when IIS wrote (flush) his logs it does not generated those events,
> APIs are never triggered.
> Does anyone knows how IIS wrote his files?
> Cheers,
> Eric
> PS.: Sorry for the crossposting, but I could not figure out which one of
> those 3 NG was best to ask.

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