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Where are they located?

Using windows 2008 server/ IIS 7

I am getting a 500 error and would like to know if there is any other place other than Event Viewer that can shed some info, such as IIS error logs. Currently all I can find is access logs - in the inetpub folder

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If you make the request locally you'll get more detailed error messages.

You can also enable Failed Request Trace logs by going to Start>Run>Server Manager, Roles, Web Server(IIS), Add Role Services then check Web Server\Health and Diagnostics\Tracing. You'll need to enable this per-site by right-clicking on your site in inetmgr and then Failed Request Tracing. By default these logs will appear in %systemdrive%\inetpub\logs\FailedReqLogFiles\W3SVC<ID>

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+ c:\windows\system32\logfiles\httperr –  commandbreak Jun 21 '10 at 22:58
    
+1 for mentioning FRT –  Dominic D Jun 22 '10 at 17:34
    
Don't forget to check the Windows Application Event Log too! –  Eric Falsken Jan 21 '12 at 7:41
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