Best Practices Increase Application Log Size on Exchange Servers

Best Practices Increase Application Log Size on Exchange Servers

Per default the Application Logs has a maximum size of 16 MB and if that size is reached older entries are overwritten. For troubleshooting purposes that isn´t enough. Exchange is known as a chatty application. Therefore usally it is recommend to increase the size by default on new Exchange Installations.

To deploy the same setting on all Exchange Server in your enviroment at once use

With the Desired State Configuation Functionality it is also possible to set the Limit of the Apllication Log File. The advantage with DSC is that the setting can be autocorrect any changes on the setting. It is also possible to extend the Configuration with Exchange specific settings.

The xWinEventLog resource is a part of the DSC Resource Kit and provides support for configuring the Windows Event Logs.  Microsoft has moved the entire DSC Resource Kit to a GitHub reposetory.

 

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