Solved

Event Viewer Application Log empty

Posted on 2004-08-06
4
1,446 Views
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I am getting the following error when submitting a form. The form is supposed to e-mail the results. I am not saving the results to a file.

FrontPage Error.
User: please report details to this site's webmaster.
Webmaster: please see the server's application event log for more details.

When I look in the application event log I do not see anything related to this problem. This is very puzzling to me and I need help.

I am running W2K3 server with iis and have downloaded all of the windows updates, rebooted and there are some unrelated entries in the application event log. But it still does not log anything related to IIS.
0
Comment
Question by:jlongjr
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:eric_j_kropf
ID: 11736153
This may seem like a stupid question, but did you look in the IIS log files?
0
 

Author Comment

by:jlongjr
ID: 11736617
Might not be that stupid of a question. I am really not familiar with web hosting. I have just taken on the task of hosting our company’s web site and am in the process of moving everything over. I will dig through them.......................
....................I looked at the log files that are in windows\system32\logfiles\* and none of the files make sense to me.
To me the form is real simple. It just has 8 things to fill out and a submit and reset button. here is a link to the form if you want to check it out. http://66.98.216.158/tempcontact.htm
Maybe I created the form wrong. I don't have a clue because I can not find an error log.
0
 

Author Comment

by:jlongjr
ID: 11736685
I found the problem. I had the wrong smtp server entered in the frontpage server properties. But that still does not tell me why there was no event logged.
0
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
eric_j_kropf earned 500 total points
ID: 11737326
This could be one of those annoying security glitches. Possibly IIS does not have sufficient privileges to write to the application log.

The log files in windows\system32\logfiles\* are the correct logs for IIS if you have the default configuration. But the amount of information given in them depends on the logging level setup in the Web Server. By default, it is not very helpful.

Since you have found the main problem, I guess the logging will work itself out.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: SSL Checker

Scans your site and returns information about your SSL implementation and certificate. Helpful for debugging and validating your SSL configuration.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I've always wanted to allow a user to have a printer no matter where they login. The steps below will show you how to achieve just that. In this Article I'll show how to deploy printers automatically with group policy and then using security fil…
While rebooting windows server 2003 server , it's showing "active directory rebuilding indices please wait" at startup. It took a little while for this process to complete and once we logged on not all the services were started so another reboot is …
In this video, viewers are given an introduction to using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool, how to quickly locate it when it's needed and also how make it always available with a single click of a mouse button, by pinning it to the Desktop Task Bar. Int…
NetCrunch network monitor is a highly extensive platform for network monitoring and alert generation. In this video you'll see a live demo of NetCrunch with most notable features explained in a walk-through manner. You'll also get to know the philos…

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question