SPSReport doesn't gather either ULS or PSCDiagnostic logs


When running SPSReport on my SharePoint server I get the following error messages:
"The system cannot find the file specified.
TAIL: can't open c:\WINDOWS\SPSReports\Portal\rpt\servername_ULSLogs.txt"
"The system cannot find the file specified.
TAIL: can't open c:\WINDOWS\SPSReports\Portal\rpt\servername_PSCDiagLogs.txt"


  • I don't get errors on my vanilla SharePoint box, and this due to the fact that SharePoint logs use the default log location (C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\12\LOGS)
  • After changing the location to my E:\ drive I got both errors and SPSReport didn't gather both logs.
    [ Note: I am talking about Trace Log: Central Adminsitration > Operations > Diagnostic Logging: Trace Log]
    Is there a way to make SPSReport gather ULS and PSCDiagnostic logs where the Trace Logs resides on different location?

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Karuana wrote Feb 3, 2009 at 1:50 AM

I also have this issue with the lastest version and logs that are in a different location. Any fix or cmd line switch would be grand.


Kevin4VT wrote Jun 8, 2011 at 2:39 PM

I am also having this issue I would like to be able to change the source code but I can't find it for download.

wrote Feb 13, 2013 at 10:54 PM