Sometimes it is necessary to see the details of error that is being thrown with application running on IIS. To do this, “Failed tracking Request” need to be enable in IIS and configured.
This post describe the step by step process to enable and configure failed tracking request is IIS.
This steps assume that the tracing role service has been installed.
How to enable tracing
1. Log on to the server and Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager:
2. In the Connections pane, select the server, site or application for which you want to configure failed request tracing.
3. In the Actions pane, click Failed Request Tracing
4. In the Edit Web Site Failed Request Tracing Settings dialog box, select the Enable check box to enable tracing. Enter the location where you want to store failed request log files in the Directory box, type the number of failed request trace files you want to store in the Maximum number of trace files box.
5. Click OK.
After enabling the “Failed tracking Request”, it is now the time to configured the “Failed tracking Request” i.e to Add the rules
How to configure failure definitions
In the Connections pane, go to the connection, site, application, or directory for which you want to configure failed request tracing.
5. On the Define Trace Conditions page, select the conditions you want to trace, and then click Next.
In the Home pane, double-click Failed Request Tracing Rules, it should look as below
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