Solved

Enable IIS Logging via GPO

Posted on 2016-07-14
4
99 Views
Last Modified: 2016-07-18
We are looking to centrally enable IIS logging on all of our web servers. We can manually enable via the below article. However, we would like a way to enable this across all of our web servers.

http://blogs.iis.net/webtopics/iis-7-5-how-to-enable-iis-configuration-auditing
0
Comment
Question by:GR JN
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 36

Accepted Solution

by:
Mahesh earned 500 total points
ID: 41712598
If all servers are 2008 and above, then try below
Enter all servers in txt file one by one on each line
server1
server2

Then Try below
$Allservers = get-Content C:\servers.txt
foreach ($server in $Allservers)
{
$si = new-object System.Diagnostics.ProcessStartInfo
$si.fileName = “C:\Windows\System32\wevtutil.exe”
$si.Arguments= ‘ sl Microsoft-IIS-Configuration/Operational /e:true’
$si.windowStyle = [System.Diagnostics.ProcessWindowStyle]::Hidden
$process = [System.Diagnostics.Process]::Start($si)
write-host “Enabled Configuration Auditing"
}

Taken from below link
https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/sateesh-arveti/2011/03/10/powershell-script-to-enable-iis-configuration-auditing/
0
 

Author Comment

by:GR JN
ID: 41713330
Is it possible to do this natively via GPO (ADM/X)?
0
 
LVL 36

Expert Comment

by:Mahesh
ID: 41713346
This is not possible with GPO best of my knowledge unless somebody write custom admx file to do that
0
 
LVL 39

Expert Comment

by:Adam Brown
ID: 41713761
Because of how these logs are enabled, GPO configuration isn't completely possible. You can deploy registry settings that will functionally enable the auditing, but the logs themselves will not work when you do this. Manually enabling configuration audit logging is currently the only real way to accomplish this goal.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
A project that enables an administrator to perform actions within a user session context not just at the time of login but any time later on day(s) or week(s) later.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of transferring the five major, necessary Active Directory Roles, commonly referred to as the FSMO roles from a Windows Server 2008 domain controller to a Windows Server 2012 domain controlle…
This video shows how to use Hyena, from SystemTools Software, to bulk import 100 user accounts from an external text file. View in 1080p for best video quality.

827 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