Applies to: Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Diagnoses side-by-side problems.


sxstrace [{[trace -logfile:<filename> [-nostop]|[parse -logfile:<filename> -outfile:<parsedfile>  [-filter:<appname>]}]


Parameter Description
trace Enables tracing for side-by-side.
-logfile Specifies the raw log file.
<filename> Saves tracing log to <filename.
-nostop Specifies that you shouldn't receive a prompt to stop tracing.
parse Translates the raw trace file.
-outfile Specifies the output filename.
<parsedfile> Specifies the filename of the parsed file.
-filter Allows the output to be filtered.
<appname> Specifies the name of the application.
stoptrace Stops the trace, if it wasn't stopped before.
-? Displays help at the command prompt.


To enable tracing and to save the trace file to sxstrace.etl, type:

sxstrace trace -logfile:sxstrace.etl

To translate the raw trace file into a human readable format and to save the result to sxstrace.txt, type:

sxstrace parse -logfile:sxstrace.etl -outfile:sxstrace.txt

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