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No ODBC Logging Format in PWS 4.0

Article ID: 249722

Article Last Modified on 2/23/2007


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Personal Web Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Personal Web Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Personal Web Server 4.0

This article was previously published under Q249722

We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


After you install Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.00 on Windows NT servers, four types of IIS logging formats are provided (MMC, Web site Properties, Web Site tab, Active Log format):

  • Microsoft IIS Log file Format
  • NCSA Common Log File Format
  • W3C Extended Log File Format(default)
  • ODBC Logging

When Microsoft Peer Web Server (PWS) is installed on a Windows NT workstation or Windows95/98 computers, only the first three log formats are listed under Web site Properties, and there is no ODBC Logging format for PWS.

This is a product design feature.


PWS installed on Windows NT workstation (or Windows95/98) does not provide the same full functionality as IIS installed on Windows NT server, although the installation may use the same NTOP CD or Visual Studio CD packet.

IIS ODBC Logging feature requires server communication and an authentication mechanism supported only on Windows NT servers.

Please refer to PWS Release Notes along with the PWS installation guide (or on the CD) for more information on other differences between PWS and IIS.

Additional query words: PWS, NTW, IIS4, Logging format, ODBC

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