Over the last couple of months among other things I’ve been working on a tool to automatically the logs and information in my team we usually ask at the beginning of a new Support Call: all standard things such as IIS logs, event logs, .config files etc… Not all of those files are necessary for every case (as usual it depends on the problem at hand), but experience tells me the more information we have about the environment, the more chances we have to spot small inconsistencies, configuration problems etc… that sometimes can lay unnoticed and interfere with our work.
So, enter our guest:
I tried to keep the UI as simple and organized as possible, utilization is very easy, just run it and click the “Collect” button, sit there a couple of minutes (how much exactly will depend on the logs collected) and you’re done . Please note that I’m still working on it, this is just a preview release but I’d love to have your feedback/bug reports/feature requests etc…, keeping in mind that the scope of this tool is to facilitate troubleshooting and data collection for IIS/ASP.NET related problems, I am not interested (and probably do not have the time) to build an omnicomprehensive tool to replace everything else we have today .
So, here is the list of what it collects so far:
Important: it currently works only with IIS 7 (hence on Vista/Windows 7/Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2).
Already on the “to do” list:
The dedicated page is http://blogs.msdn.com/carloc/pages/idevdatacollector.aspx, let me know what if think!