Windows 2008 R2 NPS not creating log file

My Windows 2008 R2 NPS server is set to log information to C:\Windows\System32\LogFiles\NPS and have setup account to logs to a text file. Even after restarting the NPS services no text file has been created. And yet the NPS server has been registered in AD.

I have been on this for a couple of hours now with now luck
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compdigit44Asked:
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I also wanted to mention that if I select "Network PPolicy and Access Services" there are no events listed under events either
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Hi

In NPS Microsoft Management Console -> accounting -> Log file properties.... what did you select to be logged? If any?

Cheers
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I checked everything to be logged. What bothers me is the fact is do not even see Event logs Event in the NPS console
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Can you open a command prompt as administrator and run this command?

auditpol /set /subcategory:"Network Policy Server" /success:enable /failure:enable
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I did check this before and it was already set to log both success an failure events but will check again. I am just confused as to why it will not event create a text file log event if it is blank
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Well. If the policy is not set there will be no logging.
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I ran the auditpol /set /subcategory:"Network Policy Server" /success:enable /failure:enable command again from an elevated command prompt, rebooted the server and not NPS logs file created still
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Around the time of boot are there any specific errors logged in event viewer?
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
Also, did you configure enabling Network Policy Server logon/logoff auditing via default domain group policy?
The success/failure setting can be found at Computer Configuration -> Policies -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Advanced Audit Policy Configuration -> Audit Policies -> Logon/Logoff -> Audit Network Policy Server.
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Not that I am aware of, I did not release all of the these items were required for NPS logging since I did not see any of this in the research if did before doing this
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I tried what you suggested and still not luck. If there any other way for me to tell if devices are connecting to the NPS servers without the audit log present since I am just trying to test a change on a test NPS server before doing it in production
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Patrick BogersDatacenter platform engineer LindowsCommented:
You could try netstat -an in command prompt before connecting and direct after connecting, the originating ip address must be listed there.
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Thanks, I just do not understand why logging in NPS is being so much of a pain right now
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I was never able to get logging in NPS to work but thank you everyone for all of the effort
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