Applies To: Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2
Logging is a means of recording the activity of the clients that connect to your content. Logging is important in a streaming media system for a variety of reasons:
Client activity and server activity logs allow you to keep a record of what you have streamed from your server and to whom.
Log information can help you track the usage of your server and estimate when you might need to add more resources to your system.
Log files can assist you in planning your security implementation. If your system is subjected to a denial of service attack, log files can help you determine which clients are being used in the attack.
Log files can help you identify user-reported issues with your streaming system by providing event codes that correspond to common issues.
Log files provide historical data for use in trend analysis and business cases.