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isa2004 is it ok to disable logging?

Posted on 2012-04-13
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firwall service (wspsrv.exe) on isa 2004 is spiking cpu uasage.  in doing my research one option is to change logging from sql to w3c format. I am not oppose to just stopping loggin all together.  I would like to some input from anyone who has insight on this.  Thanks for your time.
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by:Keith Alabaster
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It CAN be done but is a crap approach - part of the whole purpose of the firewall is to be able to identify trends, usage etc.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/838241
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thanks for the input.  I know why logging is important, however we are replacing this box and don't care. i was looking for other input prior to doing it, to avoid the server totaly not working.  thanks again.
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Keith Alabaster earned 2000 total points
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lol - if you don't care then obviously it is a fair approach.

Yes, it is OK to not log using the approach above. From ISA's perspective there is a difference between electing to not log and being unable to log (out of disk space on the logging drive etc).

The inability to log will stop all firewall services - blocking all throughput - until the condition is corrected whereas choosing that state is fine
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You were correct, stopped all logging and caching, restarted server , all is ok.  We needed this box to stay alive while we transition to a new method and needed best performance possible. Thanks for your input and time.
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Welcome :)
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