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I'm trying to debug an ActiveDirectory binding problem, but I can't seem to find the log files for Directory Utility. Anyone know where they are?

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Try:

/Library/Logs/DirectoryService/DirectoryService.error.log
/Library/Logs/DirectoryService.server.log
/var/log/system.log
/var/log/kdc.log

You can use Console or Server Admin to browse these.

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    I found what I was looking for in /Library/Logs/DirectoryService/DirectoryService.debug.log. To turn on debug-level logging, first call sudo killall -USR1 DirectoryService. – James A. Rosen May 14 '09 at 16:33
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All of the logs for the system should be in /var/log

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  • There are a lot of log files in there, but nothing about Directory Utility. – James A. Rosen May 14 '09 at 16:02

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