Deleting the DATASERVICECOMPONENTS.LOG in Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008
Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:48:48 GMT
SBS 2008 installs everything onto a single drive by default - this can lead to problems with disk space down the line - particularly with log files out growing their boots and taking up more than their fare share of hard drive space.
The DataServiceComponents.Log is in our experience the number 1 source of disk eating log file candidates - so I decided to cover it here.
The DataServiceComponents.Log is located at: C:\Program Files\Windows Small Business Server\Logs\MonitoringServiceLogs
The DataServiceComponents.Log is constantly in use by the Windows SBS Manager Service so before you can delete it open up services by click 'Start' then 'Run' and typing in 'Services.msc' then hit 'Enter' or left click 'OK'. Find the service and stop it then go to the DataServiceComponents.Log location as specified above and delete the log file.
Once you've completed the above step be sure to restart the service - this will automatically generate a new blank DataServiceComponents.Log file for future logging pleasures.
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3 comments so far...
By Stewart Gilford MSCE on
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:06:08 GMT
Thanks This Helped! Ours had grown to over 10GB! I'm surprised there isn't anything about this on MS KBs - at least not that I could find. Thanks again.
By Bill Murray on
Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:32:49 GMT
Quick Easy fix to a crazy Microsoft 'enhancement'. I hope they've addressed this in SBS 2011?
By dan on
Tue, 08 Jan 2013 02:29:07 GMT
Great stuff!! Thanks!