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Thread: No logs

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2002

    Unanswered: No logs

    I'm running a SQL Server 2005 Express installation.
    Now I notice that the SQL Server logs (under Management in Mgmt Studio Express) are
    empty - no logs are in there, neither under Current, nor under the "archived".
    Do I have to switch on logging explicitly??
    (I'm logging on as "sa".)
    Last edited by Coolberg; 01-26-08 at 10:06.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Billings, MT
    The logs are there, but the event log viewer is not available in Mgmt Studio Express so you can't view them. You can open the log files using notepad or any other text viewer though. Unless you've changed their default location, the logs should be in the LOG folder of your SQL instance. Usually this is something like C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\LOG.
    Tom Rupsis
    Granite Peak Systems
    Phone: 406-672-8292

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Thanks a lot!
    I thought the "ripped off"-functionality in the Express edition wouldn't show up in the user interface at all.
    This must be an exception, then.

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