1,2,3 go configure - Phase 2

Phase 2 Configuration - First Time

Now that setup is complete using IISLogsGUI to configure

Click Start, Program Files, IISLogs, IISLogsGUI.exe

A Dialog will appear asking for the Config file
Select IISLogsEXE.exe.config file
Click Open

The EasyConfig GUI will appear

Click Select Individual Sites or Check All
Click Save

This will show the specific directories that will be monitored, if you want to add additional sites click Easy Config Button again


Click Next

Select Enable ZIP Feature,
Select Delete Original Log File After Zipped,
Fill in ZIP Files Older Than (Hours) section, -- 168 (1 week), for example.

If this is the first time configuring IISLogs to ZIP files, you'll be prompted to agree to the
ZIP Feature Policy Agreement. 
This is an explicit agreement the person configuring
has tested IISLogs in a non-production environment or is in process of testing. Also 
verifying backups are available to insure critical Log Files are available, if needed. 

Notice the Delete Original File After Zipped, by default IISLogs doesn't remove the original log file
and ONLY creates a zip file.  We strongly recommend you verify the zip files are able
to be extracted and/or recovered before enabling delete original file. 

Click Next

If you want to enable the one of the four delete options through out IISLOGS, you'll be
prompted to agree to the Delete File Policy Agreement.   Enabling anyone of these
delete options for the first time will prompt you.  Once you've agreed, you'll not be
prompted again.  For me, I enable the Enable Delete Feature first and have it delete files
older than 10 weeks old. 
this will vary depending on your policies.

Select Enable Delete Feature option, you'll be prompted to agree to the
Delete File Policy Agreement.  Read, chose Accept and click OK.  You'll not be prompted

Select Enable Delete Feature
Fill in Delete files Older than (hours) -- 1688 hours, for example.


Click Next
File Naming Options

If you take the defaults, the ZIP files will be named exYYDDMM.zip



The First and Last textbox is free-form text, these are optional and will add text either in front and/or back of the file name, spaces included.
Notice in dropdown textbox following items

%M% (Month in single digit),%MM% (Month in double digit),%MMMM% (In word format)
%D% (Day in single digit),%DD% (Day in double digit),%DDDD% (In word format)
%YY% (In two-digit year format), %YYYY% (In four year digit)

Select appropriate options
Click Next

This is a separate feature from IISLOGS, ONLY will DELETE files. This is feature to have the ability have some directories that  are configured to zip and delete and others to have the option to JUST delete after a separate configurable delete parameter, just put a comma deleted list of  directories to have their log files deleted separate from IISLogs core functionality I.E.(C:\LogfileDir1,C:\LogfileDir2,C:\LogfileDir3) NO SPACES please.

Click Next

This feature will ONLY allow for monitoring the SMTP directories, normally under C:\Inetpub\Mailroot directory. This is a separate feature from IISLOGS and won't ZIP files, files with extensions .BAD,.BDR,.BDP will ONLY be allowed to be deleted in the configured directories.

Select Mail Report, Note: the Mail User id and Mail Password fields are stored encrypted so they aren't clear text in the config file.

Click Next

If you're using the Stand-Alone EXE version, just skip over this section.

Select Next

ServiceInterval - This setting is ONLY used if you're using the Windows Service version of IISLogs - 
This setting can be configured to allow IISLogs service component to run multiple times. The default is 3 AM,
if you're going to add more than one time to run the IISLogs process, Here is an example of how to enter multiple
entries either using the IISLogs configuration GUI or favorite text editor. 

Click Next

Click Finished

IISLogsGUI configuration utility will appear, this will have all the settings configured in the Wizard.  Review all settings.

To Launch IISLogsEXE Stand-Alone EXE, Click the Red notepad icon in the tool bar.  This will launch IISLogs, on-demand.
Click the Wizard or select in Program Files. 

Optionally you can schedule IISLogsEXE.exe in using Windows Task Scheduler, a 3rd party scheduler to run on a timed basis.


If you're using Windows Service Version, open the Services applet in the control panel and start IISLogs Service


Any questions, email us at info@iislogs.com

IISLogs Team.