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Currently, my IIS log looks like this (using W3C logging):

2012-02-15 00:31:50 W3SVC1 ...

Is there a way to include milliseconds, such as:

2012-02-15 00:31:50.123 W3SVC1 ...
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If you have no problem with an alternative logging provider, simply download, install, enable and configure the Advanced Logging extension to IIS 7 and 7.5

The standard definition of the UTC time stamp, is in the format: HH:MM:SS.sss just as you want.

For more information on the Advanced Logging feature and how to configure it, read this blog post


With the built-in W3C extended log format: No!

Though I can't possibly know that. The only thing I know, is that the official W3C standard draft specifies that the time field is NOT of the same type as the time-taken field (which does include milliseconds).

They are of the types <time> and <fixed>, respectively, and I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft hardcoded the formats, since the draft allows for some freedom to choose how accurate an implementation should be (just HH:MM would be considered a valid <time> format)

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I'll give you a +1 but let's not focus on W3C, I'd gladly change to a different IIS logging format if it offered better logging. –  Jon Feb 21 '12 at 0:25
    
I see, thought you were asking specifically about W3C logging in IIS, updated the answer –  Mathias R. Jessen Feb 21 '12 at 1:04
    
Unfortunately the 2 year old bug mentioned in forums.iis.net/t/1169433.aspx means I can't use Advanced Logging. –  Jon Mar 19 '12 at 4:48
    
That's a bummer... Since you haven't revealed the motif behind your urge to log the timestamp in milliseconds and include custom fields, but you might want to look into ELMAH –  Mathias R. Jessen Mar 19 '12 at 4:56
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