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How to enable asp.net tracing

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I'd lke to enable tracing, as discussed here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/1y89ed7z(VS.71).aspx.  I've enabled those attributes on the trace node.  I load a few pages on the site but am not sure where to find the trace.

In IIS, my site looks like abc.com on port 5100.  How do I load it internally to view the tracing output?  I did try abc.com/trace.axd but that just brings me to my home page, which seems like a permission issue.  If you don't have permissions to view a page, it will usually bring you to the homepage.

I did search the website folder on the file system and didn't find a trace.axd file.

Is an iisreset required or anything?
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are you denying anonymous access to you website ?
if yes...two options...

1: add this to your web.config ...outside of system.web
<location path="trace.axd">
        <system.web>
            <authorization>
                <allow users="*"/>
            </authorization>
        </system.web>
    </location>

or just temporary allow anonymous access to your website.
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The site is actually on an intranet.  anon access is on and so is Integrated Windows auth.

I did try your suggestions but it made no difference.

In the authorization node, I have <allow users="*"/>
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is it on local iis or you it is hosted on remote server ?
did you try setting localOnly=false to allow tracing remotely?
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It is a local IIS.  localOnly does equal false.
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how about when you run the app through Visual studio...?
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For some reason, this suggestions is working now.  Thanks.
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