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Reporting Services Execution and Trace Logging

A report server and report server environment uses a variety of log destinations to record information about server operations and status. There are two basic categories of logging, execution logging and trace logging. Execution logging includes information about report execution statistics, auditing, performance diagnosis and optimization. Trace logging is information about error messages and general diagnostics.

The following table summarizes the logging options by report server mode



Execution Logging

ExecutionLog views in the ReportServer database.

ExecutionLog views in the ReportServer database.

Trace Logging

Tracelog filesORSharePoint ULS

Tracelog files


IIS logs

Report Server Service HTTP Logs

The following table provides links to additional information about each log, including its location and how to view its contents.



Report Server Execution Log and the ExecutionLog3 View

The report server execution log contains data about specific reports, including when a report was run, who ran it, where it was delivered, and which rendering format was used.

The execution log is stored in the report server database.

SharePoint trace log

For report servers running in SharePoint, the SharePoint trace logs contains Reporting Services information. You can also configure SSRS specific information for the SharePoint Unified Logging service. For more information, see Turn on Reporting Services events for the SharePoint trace log (ULS)

Report Server Service Trace Log

The service trace log contains very detailed information that is useful if you are debugging an application or investigating an issue or event.

Report Server HTTP Log

The HTTP log file contains a record of all HTTP requests and responses handled by the Report Server Web service and Report Manager.

Windows Application Log

The Microsoft Windows Application log contains information about report server events.

Windows Performance logs

The Windows Performance logs contain report server performance data. You can create performance logs, and then choose counters that determine which data to collect. For more information, see Monitoring Report Server Performance.

Setup log files

Log files are also created during Setup. If Setup fails or succeeds with warnings or other messages, you can examine the log files to troubleshoot the problem. For more information, see View and Read SQL Server Setup Log Files.

IIS Logs

Log files created by Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). For more information, see How to enable logging in Internet Information Services (IIS) (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/313437).

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