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Deleting the DATASERVICECOMPONENTS.LOG in Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008

Dec 27

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Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:48:48 GMT  RssIcon

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.

If you have any problems with Disk space running low on your servers and the above wasn't a useful fix please feel free to Contact Us and one of our technical guru's will be happy to help.

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4 comments so far...


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 Stewart Gilford MSCE on   Fri, 20 Jan 2012 17:06:08 GMT

Damn dataservicecomponent.log!!

Quick Easy fix to a crazy Microsoft 'enhancement'. I hope they've addressed this in SBS 2011?


By Bill Murray on   Mon, 23 Apr 2012 15:32:49 GMT

Great stuff!! Thanks!

By dan on   Tue, 08 Jan 2013 02:29:07 GMT

I had to stop the 'Windows SBS POP3 connector' service before this could be deleted...

By Ab on   Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:05:08 GMT

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