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Setting the AspLogErrorRequests key in IIS Manager (IIS 6)

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I have been trying to configure metabase properties for the logging of ASP errors using IIS 6. So far, it seems impossible to set the AspLogErrorRequests key using IIS Manager.

A Microsoft help file gives these instructions:

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In IIS Manager, right-click a virtual directory.
Set the Application Protection to High (Isolated), and click Configuration.
Click the Process Options tab.
Select the Write unsuccessful client requests to event log check box. When checked, this metabase key is set to TRUE.
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At first, I couldn't find the Application Protection settings in the properties sheet of any virtual directory. Only Application Pool options appeared. After extensive research in Microsoft help files and online forums, I found that IIS 6 has to be set to IIS 5.0 Isolation Mode in order to make the Application Protection settings available.

After figuring that out, I continued through the process outlined in the help file, but quickly discovered that the Process Options tab isn't available. All I can find is an Options tab, and it doesn't have a check box for "Write unsuccessful client requests to event log."

I realize that metabase properties can be configured programmatically. In fact changes to the AspErrorsToNTLog property can't even be made in IIS Manager. But for the purposes of instructing others, I want to show how to configure the AspLogErrorRequests property without having to delve into programming.

I would appreciate some assitance with this issue. I feel that any errors I may be making at this time might be small ones, and that I could be closer to a solution than I realize. Thank you for your help!
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I think in this case here is no need to change IIS 6.0 to IIS 5.0 isolation mode. And according to this article, AspLogErrorRequests is set to true by default.
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/4c2f5190-db67-42a4-9b72-43ae5280861d.mspx?mfr=true

If you need to change values in metabase, you could use a simple command-line script called adsutil.vbs: Using the Adsutil.vbs Administration Script (IIS 6.0)
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/d3df4bc9-0954-459a-b5e6-7a8bc462960c.mspx

Not sure is this will help you 'cause I am not sure if I understood ok your question, but ... hope it helps.

Regards,
AndresM
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by:carlawoodhouse
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Thanks for your great comments, Andres.

Yes, I remember reading that AspLogErrorRequests is set to true by default. But what would I do if I wanted to set it to false without changing values in metabase? Is that possible?
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No, I think that is not possible to set that value without change the metabase 'cause that value is stored there.
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Again, thanks for your help, Andres. I'll go with what you said and assume it's not possible to set AspLogErrorRequests to false without changing values in metabase.
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