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  • Hi

    How does one enable Server Side Logging of client access ? Use to try to find out why some user may not have been able to gain access. In the tfs 2005 / 2008 days i remember us having a level of user access logging.

    I found http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bryang/archive/2011/11/14/tracing-in-team-foundation-server-2010.aspx but they examples here seem to be in the internals of TFs.

    I am after :

    - Who logged and was it successful, and the reason if it failed
    - Possibly TFS operations per user but this would only be enabled temporarily

    And if this works, does it manage the growth of the files i do i need a maint. task to remove old log files ?

    Many Thanks

    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:11 AM


  • Hi Greg,

    I have seen failed authentications in the Windows application log on the TFS server.

    tbl_Commands has the last two weeks of many comands executed by a user. See Brad's post. The table is pruned nightly unless you extend the number of days the data is retained.

    You can also use the IIS logs on the TFS server for monitoring usage.



    • Marked as answer by Greg B Roberts Tuesday, February 28, 2012 4:57 AM
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012 12:58 AM