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I tried to change the location of Log files for SQL Server by using these steps but it's not working because I can not find the RTrace in two web config files.

There are three files you need to modify to change the location of the Reporting Services Logfiles. These files are:

· c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\Reporting Services\ReportManager\web.config

· c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\Reporting Services\ReportServer\web.config

· c:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\Reporting Services\ReportServer\Bin\ReportingServicesService.exe.config

Add the following tag under RSTrace in all the above files:

Your help will be appreciate.

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I'm not sure you can modify the location. This file is located at \Microsoft SQL Server\\Reporting Services\LogFile

Tracing levels are specified through DefaultTraceSwitch and RSTrace settings. All trace level settings are stored in the ReportingServicesrService.exe.config file.

The configuration file is found in the folder path \Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSRS10.\Reporting Services\ReportServer\bin The File name attribute only affects the file prefix

More info here:

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