Why do I need to managed my log files?

Information Technology professionals are always being asked to do more with less, one of the biggest challenges in companies is day-to-day systems administration.   If a company is running servers with Internet Information server, log files are usually being created every day.   IIS does not provide a built-in mechanism to manage log files, this is where IISLogs comes in.   

One of the industry practices is to have the operating system on one partition (C:) and data on another drive (D:).   This means the C: drive is specific one size and the D: is much larger to hold data and log files.  The default setting in IIS uses %SYSTEMROOT%system32Logfiles, this means the log files are on the same partition normally reserved for the operating system.  If left unattended, this could fill up the OS partition and cause issues.   Medium/Large companies and Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) normally would customize IIS to store log files in other file locations.  IISLogs is flexible enough to handle custom directories.