FTP ETW Tracing and IIS 8 – Part 2

Shortly after I published my FTP ETW Tracing and IIS 8 blog post, I was using the batch file from that blog to troubleshoot an issue that I was having with a custom FTP provider. One of the columns which I display in my results is Clock-Time, which is obviously a sequential timestamp that is…

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FTP ETW Tracing and IIS 8

In the past I have written a couple of blogs about using the FTP service’s Event Tracing for Windows (ETW) features to troubleshoot issues; see FTP and ETW Tracing and Troubleshooting Custom FTP Providers with ETW for details. Those blog posts contain batch files which use the built-in Windows LogMan utility to capture an ETW…

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Advanced Log Parser Part 7 – Creating a Generic Input Format Plug-In

In Part 6 of this series, I showed how to create a very basic COM-based input format provider for Log Parser. I wrote that blog post as a follow-up to an earlier blog post where I had written a more complex COM-based input format provider for Log Parser that worked with FTP RSCA events. My…

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Advanced Log Parser Part 6 – Creating a Simple Custom Input Format Plug-In

In Part 4 of this series, I illustrated how to create a new COM-based input provider for Log Parser from a custom input format: Advanced Log Parser Charts Part 4 – Adding Custom Input Formats For the sample that I published in that blog, I wrote a plug-in that consumed FTP RSCA events, which is…

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Advanced Log Parser Charts Part 5 – Creating a Generic Chart Color Script

In Part 5 of this series, I’ll show you how to create a generic script that you can use to add some color to your Log Parser charts. As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series, the default colors for Log parser charts are really dull and boring. For example, if I parse one…

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Advanced Log Parser Charts Part 4 – Adding Custom Input Formats

In Part 4 of this series, I’ll show you how you can do a couple of cool things: Create a new input format for Log Parser (and I’ll use FTP RSCA data as an example) Create charts from your custom input format For the data source for my custom plug-in, I thought that it would…

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Advanced Log Parser Charts Part 3 – Missing Office Web Components for Charting

In Part 3 of this series, I’ll explain what to do when you’re missing the Office Web Components that are required for creating the charts that I have been demonstrating in this series. Here’s a brief explanation of the symptoms: you try a simple query that will create a chart like the following example: logparser.exe…

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Advanced Log Parser Charts Part 2 – Using Gradient Colors for Area Charts

In Part 2 of this series, I’ll show you how to customize the area chart from Part 1 to show the chart area with a gradient. More specifically, there are three different chart gradient methods that we’ll take a look at in this blog post: SetOneColorGradient SetTwoColorGradient SetPresetGradient Before I continue, there is one quick…

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Advanced Log Parser Charts Part 1 – Working With Configuration Scripts

I recently had a situation where I wanted to customize the chart output from Log Parser, and after a bunch of research I eventually arrived at the conclusion that configuration scripts for create customized charts are probably the least-documented feature of Log Parser. After a lot of experimentation, (and a bit of frustration), I finally…

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How to determine if FTP clients are using FTPS

One of my colleagues here at Microsoft, Emmanuel Boersma, just reminded me of an email thread that we had several weeks ago, where a customer had asked him how they could tell if FTPS was being used on their FTP server. He had pointed out that when he looks at his FTP log files, the…

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