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Installing on Windows 2003 and running IISLogs on Windows 2003

One feature that we’ve discovered during the beta cycle is there is a *feature* in IIS 6.  When IIS log files are rolled everyday, the ONLY permissions granted to the log files are Administrators and SYSTEM accounts.  Even if you have a non-admin on the parent folder to inherit the non-admin user, the IIS Log file won’t inherit this permission.  If IISLogs files is configured to run as a non-admin (LOCAL SERVICE) and tries to compress/delete the file, it won’t have permission too.   The long story short, you CAN configure IISLogs service version to run as local service but the files won’t be compressed and/or deleted because of this *feature*.  There are a couple of options if you DON”T want to run IISLogs as an Administrator or SYSTEM is to have a script that resets the NTFS permissions on the log files created everyday so the LOCAL SERVICE account can have access to them.  Either way hopefully Microsoft will fix this problem in Windows 2003 SP 1.

Installing on Windows 2000 

The default package originally available from IISLogs was to run as LOCAL SERVICE.  Windows 2000 doesn’t have an local machine account called LOCAL SERVICE (Only available in Windows 2003).  To get IISLogs Windows Service version installed on Windows 2000, the package you’ll need will be the one that installs by default as LOCAL SYSTEM.  After IISLogs install is complete, you can change IISLogs to run as a non-administrator.  


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