Configuring the log location

Updated: February 1, 2011

Applies To: Forefront Threat Management Gateway (TMG)

Logs should always be stored in a safe location with tightly controlled access. By default, SQL Server Express logs and text file logs are stored in the ISALogs folder under the Forefront TMG installation folder.

You can specify an alternative log file location, including an environment variable such as %logDirectory%.

Note the following:

  • If you specify a relative directory, the log is saved in the ISALogs folder, under the Forefront TMG installation folder.

  • If you specify an absolute path, the actual log folder may be different on every server.

  • If the specified folder does not exist, Forefront TMG will warn you that the specified location is not valid and will try to create the folder.

  • Forefront TMG manages access permissions for the log location.


Configuring Forefront TMG logs