Remove a Tracing Rule for Failed Requests (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Remove a tracing rule for a failed request when you no longer are required to trace a specific request failure. You can remove a tracing rule for a failed request at a local level or you can remove a failed request tracing rule that is inherited from a parent level.


Removing a configuration setting removes the setting at the local level and from any child levels that inherit the setting.


For information about the levels at which you can perform this procedure, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required to perform this procedure, see Tracing for Failed Requests Feature Requirements (IIS 7).

Exceptions to feature requirements

  • None

To remove a tracing rule for failed requests

You can perform this procedure by using the user interface (UI), by running Appcmd.exe commands in a command-line window, by editing configuration files directly, or by writing WMI scripts.

User Interface

To Use the UI

  1. Open IIS Manager and navigate to the level you want to manage. For information about opening IIS Manager, see Open IIS Manager (IIS 7). For information about navigating to locations in the UI, see Navigation in IIS Manager (IIS 7).

  2. In Features View, double-click Failed Request Tracing Rules.

  3. On the Failed Request Tracing Rules page, click to select the tracing rule you want to delete.

  4. In the Actions pane, click Remove, and then click Yes.


To remove a tracing rule for failed requests, use the following syntax:

appcmd configure trace "URL" /disable /path:*|*.aspx|*.asp|custom

The variable URL is the URL for the file that you want to trace. The variable path *|*.aspx|*.asp|custom sets the content you want to trace. For example, to remove a failed request tracing rule that logs requests to an ASP.NET page for a site named Contoso, type the following at the command prompt, and then press ENTER:

appcmd configure trace "Contoso/ " /disable /path:*.aspx

For more information about Appcmd.exe, see Appcmd.exe (IIS 7).


The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:

  • <traceFailedRequests>

  • <traceAreas>

  • <failureDefinitions>

For more information about IIS 7 configuration, see IIS 7.0: IIS Settings Schema on MSDN.


Use the following WMI classes, methods, or properties to perform this procedure:

  • TraceFailedRequestsSection.Remove method

For more information about WMI and IIS, see Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) in IIS 7. For more information about the classes, methods, or properties associated with this procedure, see the IIS WMI Provider Reference on the MSDN site.

See Also


Configuring Tracing for Failed Requests in IIS 7