FSRM: Log files for file management tasks should be properly deleted

Updated: August 31, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

This topic is intended to address a specific issue identified by a Best Practices Analyzer scan. You should apply the information in this topic only to computers that have had the File Services Best Practices Analyzer run against them and are experiencing the issue addressed by this topic. For more information about best practices and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Operating System

Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012


File Services






A log file used to track which notifications were sent by a file management task was not deleted when the task was deleted.


The log files can consume a significant amount of disk space.


Delete the log files. The following log files do not belong to an existing file management job: Logs: {0}

To delete log files

  1. Open Windows Explorer and browse to the location of the log files.

  2. Select a log file that you want to delete, right-click the file, and then click Delete.