Kary Wall

Cruising the streets of Microsoft Exchange, networking, debugging and more....

June, 2013

  • Log Parser Studio and IIS Advanced Logging

    ===================================================== UPDATE: LPS has been updated to natively allow IIS Advanced Logging. Download the latest bits here and enable "UseDoubleQuotes" and there should no longer be any need for the workaround below. For...
  • Log Parser Studio - Exchange 2003 Message Tracking Logs

    If you saw the post about Exchange log file formats known from within LPS as "EEL" and "EELX" you may remember that they all follow the same basic format albeit with a few exceptions. Exchange 2003 message tracking logs is one of those exceptions. Exchange...
  • Log Parser Studio - Tips and Tricks

    I mentioned in several posts that there were lots of improvements and hidden nuggets in Log Parser Studio that haven't been documented yet. Well, let's start listing them. Many of these are either concepts or simple one-off shortcuts that may not fit...
  • Log Parser Studio 2.0 Released!

    After quite a bit of blood, sweat and tears, LPS 2.0 was released today. A large number of improvements have been made since V1. When considering improvements many were the result of either feedback from engineers and customers or, removing workflow barriers...
  • Log Parser Studio - Upgrading from V1 to V2

    If you are installing Log Parser Studio for the first time, you don't need anything in this post. If this your first time using LPS please see this post which explains the prerequisites and how to get LPS up and running quickly. If you already have...
  • Log Parser Studio - Write your first query in less than 30 seconds - Part I

    Though LPS contains over 170 preconfigured queries out-of-the-box there almost always comes a time when you have a question you like to get an answer for that an existing query doesn't quite cover. There are couple of things we can do, we can modify an...
  • Log Parser Studio Scenarios - Real time CAS logging using a checkpoint file.

    Much of the time LPS is used to query log files after the fact. You are troubleshooting a potential issue and are simply running queries against IIS logs for example. However, what if you want to run queries against "live" logs and you only want to return...
  • Log Parser Studio Scenarios - How balanced is my load balancer?

    I often work with customers where a single CAS server in a group of load balanced CAS servers seems to be having performance issues. Upon closer inspection we find that the load balancing of those CAS servers was uneven and the only problem was that this...
  • Log Parser Studio - What's an EEL log anyway?

    You just downloaded and launched the latest version of Log Parser Studio and stumble upon two new log types that you have never seen before; EEL and EELX. What on earth could those be for? If you don't already know, LPS was born from within the Exchange...