Andrew Connell

Making MCMS-IIS log files more "readable" for stats analysis

In a MCMS site, resources are referenced by their GUID. This can pose a little problem for products like WebTrends because the reports won't have a real name of the file being displayed... making it a bit challenging in interpreting the reports. There is a workaround for this. You first would want to prep your IIS log files to change the resource requests from a GUID to the actual posting/file name (whatever you like) so WebTrends (or other stats analysis software will pick up on it). This was recently discussed in a NNTP post by Spence1 where he also made reference to a GotDotNet user sample of a utility that does the conversion for you. » GotDotNet: CMSConvLog » 1NNTP post by Spence Harbar...

In a MCMS 2002 site, resources are referenced by their GUID. This can pose a little problem for products like WebTrends because the reports won’t have a real name of the file being displayed… making it a bit challenging in interpreting the reports. There is a workaround for this. You first would want to prep your IIS log files to change the resource requests from a GUID to the actual posting/file name (whatever you like) so WebTrends (or other stats analysis software will pick up on it). This was recently discussed in a NNTP post by Spence1 where he also made reference to a GotDotNet user sample of a utility that does the conversion for you.

» GotDotNet: CMSConvLog » 1NNTP post by Spence Harbar

Andrew Connell
Founder & Chief Course Artisan, Voitanos LLC. | Microsoft MVP
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Andrew Connell is a web developer with a focus on Microsoft Azure & Microsoft 365. He’s received Microsoft’s MVP award every year since 2005 and has helped thousands of developers through the various courses he’s authored & taught. Andrew’s the founder of Voitanos and is dedicated to delivering industry-leading on-demand video training to professional developers. He lives with his wife & two kids in Florida.