DevilFish

On all our MOSS front end servers, I've noticed that the file WSS_AdminService.log in C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Temp is getting extremely large over time. The file is updated every minute by wssadmin.exe (the Windows SharePoint Services Administration service) and would appear to be some sort of log of IIS configuration activity (I can post a sample if useful).

Does anyone have any insight into how I might alter what is logged or how often, or even just to persuade it to 'housekeep' better, as the file continues to grow (reaching 750MB on the first server I noticed this on) As far as I can see it is not related to the Diagnostic logging settings in Central Administration > Operations.

Renaming the file to append a date on a regular basis is my current solution - a new copy is then created by WSS Admin on its next log cycle.



Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Log file WSS_AdminService.log - what is it, and how do I control it?

aaulakh

Not sure what it is and whether it is necessary to have, but in order to keep it from filling up my hard drive, I wrote a small batch file to delete it, and set up a scheduled task to run the batch every 2 weeks

clean_logs.bat

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cd "c:\documents and settings"

del /s wss_adminservice.log

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This was not for a production machine, so I didn't mind setting up this workaround, but for a production box, I wouldn't be comfortable running this not knowing what wss_adminservice.log is and what it does.





Re: SharePoint - Setup, Upgrade, Administration and Operation Log file WSS_AdminService.log - what is it, and how do I control it?

pratulp

We have the same issue. This exe is using > 500 MB of memory on all the servers in the farm (all AMD 64 bit opterons). Any resolution from Microsoft May be it is normal, but then it does not leave enough memory for other applications.