WMS Client Logging - Log Entries properties

The WMS Client Logging plug-in logs the activity of clients that connect to your content. You can use it on both servers and publishing points. You can configure the following options on the Log Entries tab for this plug-in.

Item Description

Log entries

Settings in this area define which statistics are to be written to the log file.

Clients connected to the server

Select this check box to gather data from clients that are receiving the stream directly from the server.

Sessions played from a player cache or a cache/proxy server

Select this check box to gather client activity data from downstream servers

Player statistics

Select this check box to have the plug-in save logs that are created by player activity only.

Only player statistics with the Role attribute value

When content is being streamed from a playlist, select this check box to customize which player statistics logs are saved based on the role attribute of the media element. The default role attribute for the logging plug-in is ADVERTISEMENT, which is used to identify a stream in a playlist as an advertisement. If you are using other role attributes, you can type a different role value in the space provided. For more information about the role attribute, see the Windows Media Services SDK Playlist Reference.

The role attribute is not available in the legacy log format.

Distribution server statistics

Select this check box to have the plug-in save logs that are created by distribution server activity.

Note

A new log file cannot overwrite an existing log file. A version number is added to the end of the log file name to differentiate between log files, if necessary.

Note

A new log file is created each time the Windows Media Services service starts, regardless of the settings on the WMS Client Logging plug-in.