Tracing service is not running (SharePoint 2010 Products)


Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010

Alert Name:   Tracing service is not running

Event ID:   No event ID

Summary:   The Microsoft SharePoint Foundation Tracing (SPTrace) service is a required service on all Microsoft SharePoint Foundation servers. If this service is stopped, error messages are not logged on the server.

Symptoms: No trace output is being recorded in the trace logs and no errors are being logged to the Windows log.

Cause: One or more of the following might be the cause:

  • An administrator accidentally stopped the SharePoint Foundation Tracing service.

  • An upgrade that was started on this server could not be completed.

Resolution:   Start the Trace service

  1. Log on to the SharePoint Foundation server as an administrator.

  2. In a Command Prompt window, type the following at the command prompt:

    net start SPTrace