At a glance this appears to be very difficult to read. Not only this, but the sheer size of the IIS log can be daunting. The following tips will help you in utilizing this log in the troubleshooting process:
Turn off Word Wrap if you open this log in Notepad. This will allow you to see one entry per line. You can toggle this on or off as needed to assist in viewing the log.
With the client’s IP address, you can search using this value and find the entries placed in by the specified client computer.
You can search for specific pages; for example, /ALTIRIS/NS/Agent/PostEvent.asp.
When you find the post you are looking for, you can place the string into Internet Explorer to see a visible response from the server.
Example Problem: An Agent is not receiving its client policy XML when requested from the server. Steps to troubleshoot:
Using time as a starting point, begin in the log at a point close to but before you request a configuration from the server.
Search for the IP address of the client in question (172.17.31.169).
Now find the line that references the GetClientPolicies.aspx. The result could be this line: