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On the Sixth Day of ECHO, my admin gave to me, some tips about Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and log files!


Every Epicor E10 and Prophet 21 Middleware server uses Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) to get their job done.  And by default, IIS creates a log file on the C: drive for every day it’s running.  Often, we can see how long a server has been running by counting IIS log files.  However, chances are great you don’t ever look at those log files!  Therefore, we recommend disabling the IIS logs in IIS Manager to save the I/O and disk space.  If you need the logs for auditing, we suggest putting them on another volume and marking them with NTFS compression for best performance.  After that, a weekly script to delete the oldest files will keep things neat and trim.  FORFILES /P C:\inetpub\logs /s /*.LOG /D – 30 “cmd /c del @FILE” is my go-to command. 


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