View a List of Tracing Rules for Failed Requests (IIS 7)

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

To manage tracing rules for requests that fail, you can view a list that contains all tracing rules for failed requests for a particular configuration level. You can sort this list by path, associated trace providers, HTTP status codes, time taken for the request, or scope (local or inherited). You can also group rules by scope to see quickly which rules apply at the current configuration level and which rules are inherited from a parent level.


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 view a list of tracing rules 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.


To view a list of tracing rules for failed requests, use the following syntax:

appcmd configure trace "string"

The variable string is the name of the site for which you want to view a list of tracing rules for failed requests.

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


The procedure in this topic affects the following configuration elements:

  • None

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


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

  • TraceFailedRequestsSection class

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