How do I enable client side logging? (NETIQKB35022)

  • 7735022
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 19-Jun-2007


How do I enable client side logging?

Directory and Resource Administrator 7.x


The Directory and Resource Administrator Win32 GUI (Delegation and Configuration console and the Account and Resource Management console) create certain log files for troubleshooting and diagnosing purpose.  Beginning with version 7.0, these log files have been renamed with a .nq1 extension instead of .mc8.  The Directory and Resource Administrator client logging is controlled by the following two registry keys on the client machine depending on the console being used :

Account and Resource Management

HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | NetIQ | DRA | Account And Resource Management | Logging

Delegation and Configuration

HKEY_CURRENT_USER | Software | NetIQ | DRA | Delegation and Configuration | Logging


The above two registry keys have the following values, which can be modified to control the setting of the log files:

Master switch: 1 = on, 0 = off

C:\Documents and Settings\<UserID>\Local Settings\Application Data\NetIQ\DRA\Logs\Console\<AdminConsole.nq1 > or < UserConsole.nq1>
Delegation and Configuration - AdminConsole.nq1
Account and Resource Management - UserConsole.nq1

Higher numbers generate more logging.
0 = errors only, 1 = warnings, 6 = varsets, 9 = max, FFFFFFFF = off

Maximum size of the log file in MB.
At this size, logging will either stop or wrap.

At this size, the circular part of the file starts.
Data written prior to this point is retained even when the log wraps.

How many backups to keep.  Backups are named XXX_01.nq1, XXX_02.nq1, etc.
The ?_01? file is the most recent.


Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB35022