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
Log on to the SharePoint Foundation server as an administrator.
In a Command Prompt window, type the following at the command prompt:
net start SPTrace