The StopTrace function stops the specified event tracing session.
The ControlTrace function supersedes this function.
ULONG WMIAPI StopTraceA( TRACEHANDLE TraceHandle, LPCSTR InstanceName, PEVENT_TRACE_PROPERTIES Properties );
Handle to the event tracing session that you want to stop, or NULL. You must specify SessionHandle if SessionName is NULL. However, ETW ignores the handle if SessionName is not NULL. The handle is returned by the StartTrace function.
Pointer to a null-terminated string that specifies the name of the event tracing session that you want to stop, or NULL. You must specify SessionName if SessionHandle is NULL.
To specify the NT Kernel Logger session, set SessionName to KERNEL_LOGGER_NAME.
Pointer to an EVENT_TRACE_PROPERTIES structure that receives the final properties and statistics for the session.
If you are using a newly initialized structure, you only need to set the Wnode.BufferSize, Wnode.Guid, LoggerNameOffset, and LogFileNameOffset members of the structure. You can use the maximum session name (1024 characters) and maximum log file name (1024 characters) lengths to calculate the buffer size and offsets if not known.
Starting with Windows 10, version 1703: For better performance in cross process scenarios, you can now pass filtering in to StopTrace for system wide private loggers. You will need to pass in the new EVENT_TRACE_PROPERTIES_V2 structure to include filtering information. See Configuring and Starting a Private Logger Session for more details.
If the function succeeds, the return value is ERROR_SUCCESS.
If the function fails, the return value is one of the system error codes. The following table includes some common errors and their causes.
One of the following is true:
One of the following is true:
Only users with administrative privileges, users in the Performance Log Users group, and services running as LocalSystem, LocalService, NetworkService can control event tracing sessions. To grant a restricted user the ability to control trace sessions, add them to the Performance Log Users group.
Windows XP and Windows 2000: Anyone can control a trace session.
Controllers call this function.
If LogFileMode contains EVENT_TRACE_FILE_MODE_PREALLOCATE, StartTrace extends the log file to MaximumFileSize bytes. The file occupies the entire space during logging, for both circular and sequential logs. When you stop the logger, the log file is reduced to the size needed.
Note that it is not safe to stop a trace session from DllMain.
|Minimum supported client||Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps | UWP apps]|
|Minimum supported server||Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps | UWP apps]|
|Library||Sechost.lib on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2; Advapi32.lib on Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista and Windows XP|
|DLL||Sechost.dll on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2; Advapi32.dll on Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista and Windows XP|